Daniel Craig looks set to star in Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of the William S. Burroughs novel ‘Queer.’
The story follows Lee, who recounts his life in Mexico City among American expatriate college students and bar owners surviving on part-time jobs and GI Bill benefits. Lee is self-conscious, insecure and driven to pursue a young man named Allerton, based on Adelbert Lewis Marker (1930-1998), a recently discharged American Navy serviceman from Jacksonville, FL, who befriended Burroughs in Mexico City.
The novel is a sequel to Burroughs’ Junkie and centres on the Naked Lunch author off of heroin. Queer was published in 1985 though written between 1951 and 1953.
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Craig returned to the Rian Johnson-directed ‘Knives Out’ franchise this autumn with ‘Glass Onion,’ which hit cinemas before heading to Netflix on December 23rd. Craig made his finale as 007 in ‘No Time to Die’ last autumn.