The first trailer for Stonewall is released. Emmerich’s film explores the roots of the gay rights movement. It stars Rhys Meyers and Irvine.
Emmerich discusses the difficulties he faced in filming the gay rights drama Stonewall:
It was a huge challenge to make this movie, and if I had not absolutely wanted it, it would not have happened… It was an uphill battle, but we finally did it.
The film is shot in Montreal.
We wanted to do it in New York on location, and that failed miserably because it was so expensive.
Of the diverse crowd the film depicts:
I think we represented it very well. We have drag queens, lesbians, we have everything in the film because we wanted to portray a broader image of what ‘gay’ means.
Emmerich announces Monroe joining the cast of Independence Day 2. The movie also stars Usher, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
I have another addition to announce. The beautiful & talented Maika Monroe is officially signed on 2 the Independence Day Sequel!
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) April 27, 2015