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Guadagnino set for 'Queer' from Burroughs with Craig

Call Me By Your Name auteur putting money together says Dradline

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 9 - Call Me By Your Name and A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino is trying to set up an adaptation of cult American novelist William S. Burroughs' long unpublished brief novel Queer with ex-Bond actor Daniel Craig playing the lead, film industry magazine Deadline said Friday.
    Amid mounting speculation on who will replace the British actor as the iconic fictional spy, Craig is said to be ready to take on the role of William Lee, protagonist of the early short novel. a sequel to the Naked Lunch author's 1953 work Junkie.
    Guadaignino, whose Bones And All with Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell is generating Oscar buzz, is collecting funds to make the adaptation of the Mexic-set Queer, which was written between 1951 and 1953 and published in 1985, said Deadline.
    (ANSA).
   

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