By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 12 Dec, 2022
The 54-year-old Golden Globe nominee has been cast in Luca Guadagnino's forthcoming adaptation of beat writer William S. Burroughs' famous 1985 novel Queer, and Justin Kuritzkes is working on the screen adaptation.
In the novel Queer, shy and self-conscious, Lee describes his existence in Mexico City, where he encounters and pursues Allerton, a newly discharged Florida-based American Navy serviceman (based on Burroughs' friend Adelbert Lewis Marker).
In 2011, Oren Moverman's novel was to receive a second adaptation under the direction of Steve Buscemi, with Stanley Tucci, Ben Foster, and John Ventimiglia committed to the lead roles.
Craig's casting follows another scene-stealing performance in the movie Knives Out as an LGBTQ character, where he plays detective Benoit Blanc in director Rian Johnson's upcoming Netflix sequel “Glass Onion,” which debuts the streaming service on December 23.
After his sexual orientation came to light, Benoit confirmed that the character was gay.
Gudagnino established himself as an out homosexual director with his critically and financially successful 2017 adaptation of another LGBTQ classic, André Aciman's 2007 novel “Call Me by Your Name.”
The movie was also nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
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