Daniel Craig is set to star in William S. Burrough’s Queer.
Directed by Call Me by Your Name‘s Luca Guadagnino, the upcoming movie is an adaptation of the seminal 1985 novel. Justin Kuritzkes is writing the screen adaptation.
In it, a self-conscious and insecure man recounts his life in Mexico City, where he befriends (and pursues) a recently discharged American Navy serviceman from Florida, based on Burroughs’ friend Adelbert Lewis Marker.
Written between 1951 and 1953 as a sequel to his semi-autobiographical 1953 work Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict, the book was not published until 1985. Burroughs then explained that it represented him off heroin.
Craig was just nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in Knives Out as detective Benoit Blanc. The character was revealed to be gay in Rian Johnson‘s new Netflix sequel Glass Onion, which is out, -literally- on Dec. 23.
Blanc is revealed to be living with another man (played by Hugh Grant) Craig told Deadline,
It’s all good. The less of a song and dance we make about that, the better, really, for me, because it just made sense.”
And also, as I said at the [BFI London Film Festival], who wouldn’t want to live with the human being that he happens to live with? It’s nice, it’s fun. And why shouldn’t it be? I don’t want people to get politically hung up on anything.”
Congratulations to the nominees for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 12, 2022
✨ Diego Calva – Babylon
✨ Daniel Craig – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
✨ Adam Driver – White Noise
✨ Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
✨ Ralph Fiennes – The Menu #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/51Wt9wrOFI