Centropolis Entertainment’s gay rights drama directed by Roland Emmerich has found a US home.

Roadside plans an autumn release for Stonewall, which stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. Goldcrest Films handles international rights.  

John Robin Baitz wrote the story about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, sparked by ongoing police harrassment of customers at a gay Greenwich Village watering hole.

“Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall is an explosive, dramatic story set againstone of the monumental events of the twentieth century, The Stonewall Riots,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. “Roadside is so proud to bring this stirring film to audiences.”

“I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now,” said Emmerich, who produced alongside Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz.

“I am excited to work with Howard, Eric and the team at Roadside to get this film to audiences across the country. They have a unique approach to handling movies like Stonewall.”

Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban served as executive producers.