Drew Starkey and Daniel Craig Team Up in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Queer’.
A Queer Story Brought to Life on the Big Screen
Daniel Craig, known for playing 007, is set to take on another queer role in the upcoming adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s novel “Queer.” Directed by Luca Guadagnino, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed Call Me by Your Name, the film will showcase the story of an American expat’s obsession with a young discharged Navy serviceman.
Cast Announcement: Drew Starkey Joins Daniel Craig
According to Variety, Drew Starkey from Outer Banks will star alongside Daniel Craig as the object of his character’s desire. The film’s supporting cast includes Lesley Manville, Jason Schwartzman, and Henry Zaga.
Exploring Obsession and Desire in 1950s Mexico
The 1985 novel follows the character Lee, an American expat living in Mexico City during the 1950s, as he becomes infatuated with the younger Allerton, a discharged American Navy serviceman. The film adaptation promises to immerse viewers in the world of 1950s Mexico, capturing the essence of Burroughs’s writing.
Production for Queer Begins in Rome
The film is scheduled to start production in Rome this month, marking Guadagnino’s first explicitly queer project since his 2020 HBO series We Are Who We Are. Notably, as with Call Me by Your Name, the director has cast no openly gay actors in the lead queer roles for Queer.
Daniel Craig’s History with Queer Roles
Daniel Craig has experience playing gay characters. He portrayed Francis Bacon’s lover in the 1998 film Love Is the Devil. Recently, he played gay sleuth Benoit Blanc in Knives Out (2019) and Glass Onion (2022).