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'Independence Day' director to make 'Stonewall' film
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'Independence Day' director to make 'Stonewall' film

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 04 April 2014 12:30 Written by // Sabine Brix

Blockbuster film director Roland Emmerich has announced via Facebook that he will begin shooting Stonewall, a film about the 1969 New York LGBT riots which led to the gay liberation movement.

"I wanted you to be the first to know that I will begin shooting Stonewall this spring,” wrote Emmerich.

“For those of you who aren't aware, the legendary Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. I plan to keep you updated along the way with casting information and lots of pictures and behind-the-scenes videos.”

The gay German director, best known for his big budget blockbuster flicks The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla and Independence Day, will have a more modest budget for the upcoming film, as he suggested to Empire magazine last year:

"I way want to do a little movie - about $12-14 million - about the Stonewall riots in New York. It's about these crazy kids in New York and a country bumpkin who gets into their gang and they start this riot and change the world."

[Image] Director Roland Emmerich

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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