Josh O’Connor Explores Queer Love in ‘Separate Rooms’

Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) is rumored to be starring in yet another upcoming gay drama.

Soon-to-be rocking our world with the Zendaya-led love triangle, Challengers, directed by the fantastic Luca Guadagnino, there’s already buzz about his next big move. Yes, we’re talking about a film that’s all about heartache, travel, and a touch of Italian flair—Separate Rooms.

Josh O’Connor: From English Charm to Italian Heartthrob

Word on the street (thanks, Variety!) is that O’Connor might be the next big thing in Guadagnino’s drama world. Inspired by Pier Vittorio Tondelli’s touching novel, Separate Rooms could see O’Connor transforming into Leo, an Italian writer who’s lost in the waves of love and loss. Though it’s all hush-hush for now, insiders hint that O’Connor is brushing up on his Italian.

If the rumors are true, this will be O’Connor’s fourth queer movie to date.

Related: Paul Mescal and Josh O’Connor are Starring in a New Queer Drama and People Don’t Know How to Feel

What’s the Scoop on Separate Rooms?

Imagine this: Leo, a man in his thirties, wanders through the vibrant streets of Milan, the romantic corners of Paris, and the bustling life of London, all while carrying a heart full of memories. He’s retracing the steps of his passionate relationship with Thomas, a Berlin pianist with a zest for life, unraveled through memories and the pain of separation.

This isn’t just any story—it’s a journey split into three “movements,” echoing the highs and lows of love and solitude, much like the original novel that won hearts back in the late ’80s. As Leo dives into his past, from England to the U.S., we’re right there with him, feeling every heartbeat and every silent whisper of the past.

Behind the Scenes

Luca Guadagnino, a wizard of filmmaking, is likely joining forces with Italy’s Lorenzo Mieli to bring this poignant story to life. And guess what? The script is in the talented hands of Francesca Ranieri, known for her work on the hit series We Are Who We Are.

Stay Tuned for More!

While the ink hasn’t dried on the official announcements, and the cast list is still a mystery, one thing’s for sure: we can’t wait to see Josh O’Connor shine in this potential new role. So, keep your eyes peeled and your hearts ready for a film that promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions, Italian style!

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