Ex-James Bond lands new role
Daniel Craig plays his next homosexual character: The actor takes on the leading role in the literary adaptation “Queer”.
Daniel Craig (54) continues to tinker with his post-007 career. As “Deadline” reports, the Briton has signed for the film “Queer”. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (51). The Italian made a name for himself in 2017 with “Call Me by Your Name” with Timothée Chalamet (26). His latest work “Bones and All” was only recently released in cinemas, also starring Chalamet.
“Queer” is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by William S. Burroughs (1914-1997). The cult author of the beatnik movement wrote the book between 1951 and 1953, but it was not published until 1985. “Queer” is the sequel to Burroughs’ style-defining novel “Junkie” from 1953.
The focus of the story is the American Lee, who struggles with part-time jobs in Mexico City and falls unhappily in love with the ex-soldier Allerton.
Next queer role for Daniel Craig
The role of Lee in “Queer” is Daniel Craig’s second queer character to play since his last appearance as James Bond. Benoit Blanc comes out as gay in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel to his surprise hit crime thriller Knives Out. The detective played by Craig turns out to be living with a man in the recently released film. After six years as the hypermacho James Bond, Craig seems to be serious about changing his image.