Once you've been the face of James Bond, it's difficult to tear yourself away from this iconic role. However, Daniel Craig is successfully working on his post-Bond career. He plays his next gay role in "Queer," based on the novel by cult author William S. Burroughs.
Daniel Craig continues to tinker with his post-007 career. As "Deadline" reports, the 54-year-old Brit has signed for the film "Queer". Directed by Luca Guadagnino. The Italian made his name in 2017 with "Call Me by Your Name" with now 26-year-old Timothée Chalamet. 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. The cult author of the beatnik movement, who lived from 1914 to 1997, wrote the book between 1951 and 1953, but it was not published until 1985. "Queer" is the sequel to Burroughs' seminal novel "Junkie" from 1953.
The focus of the plot is the American Lee, who struggles with part-time jobs in Mexico City and falls unhappily in love with the ex-soldier Allerton.
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.
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" was only in cinemas for a very short time, from November 23 to 29, 2022. A month later, on December 23, the film starts worldwide on Netflix. With the cinema release, the streaming service not only wants to spark enthusiasm among viewers in advance. It is also the prerequisite for the strip to be nominated for film awards at all.