Dammit I hate it when they drop news like this at the end of a day and I have to wait until the next morning to post it -- clearly I should get first dibs on any story that involves the words "Daniel Craig," "Luca Guadagnino," and "Queer." Deadline who? This is MINE. Anyway yes indeed last night those flops at Deadline reported that Daniel Craig is set to star in an adaptation of William Burroughs' 1985 book Queer for the director Luca Guadagnino. Here is Queer's plot if you've never read it:
"The novel begins with the introduction of "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. The novel is written in the third person and Burroughs commented in the "Introduction" published in 1985, that it represents him off heroin, whereas in Junkie, his narrator was psychologically "protected" by his addiction. Lee is self-conscious, insecure, and driven to pursue a young man named Allerton, who is based on Adelbert Lewis Marker (1930–1998), a recently discharged American Navy serviceman from Jacksonville, Florida who befriended Burroughs in Mexico City."