Rhys Meyers' gay rights film seals US deal

Rhys Meyers' gay rights film seals US deal

NEW gay rights drama Stonewall, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, has been acquired by US distributor Roadside Attractions.

The Roland Emmerich-directed film tells the story of the 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village.

It became one of the defining moments of the gay rights movement.

Also featuring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Ron Perlman (Blade II) and Jonny Beauchamp (How to Make it in America), the story follows Danny (Irvine), as he is thrown out of his home.

He flees to New York where he is introduced to the regulars at the Stonewall Inn, one of who is Trevor (Rhys Meyers).

Directed Emmerich said: "I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now."