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Daniel Craig Set to Play Gay Character in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Queer’ as Actor Desperately Wants to Leave James Bond Image Behind

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It seems that Daniel Craig will stop at nothing to get himself away from the James Bond franchise as far as possible. While playing a multitude of characters, Daniel Craig can also add the character of a homosexual man to his list as he portrays a gay character in his upcoming movie.

The project is helmed by Luca Guadagnino and is titled, Queer. The movie is a book adaptation and will follow the story of Lee as he recounts his life in New Mexico.

Daniel Craig will portray a gay character in Queer.
Daniel Craig will portray a gay character in Queer.

Daniel Craig Leaves Behind The James Bond Franchise

With thriller films like Skyfall, Casino Royale, and, No Time To Die to his name, Daniel Craig is most recognizably known for his role as the 007 Agent James Bond. Following the character’s death in the last James Bond film No Time To Die, Craig has picked up a multitude of different roles in his movies.

Daniel Craig in No Time To Die (2021).
Daniel Craig in No Time To Die (2021).

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It has been reported that Daniel Craig will star as a gay character in the upcoming movie Queer. The movie will be helmed by the Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. Based on the book Queer by author William S. Burroughs, the story follows a man by the name of Lee recalling the events of living in New Mexico and falling for a younger man named Allerton. The novel works as a sequel to Burroughs’ 1953 book Junkie which follows the author’s account of getting off of heroin.

As per rumors, Daniel Craig will reportedly play the main character in the movie and will be seen in a completely new form as director Luca Guadagnino leaves no stone unturned.

The Spectre actor has picked up a multitude of characters during and after his departure from the James Bond franchise. Following his exit, the producers are having a tough time figuring out the next James Bond as the criteria are strict for the actors.

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Daniel Craig Has Played A Gay Character Before!

A scene from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
A scene from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Related: “It’s a big part of who he is”: Knives Out 3 Might Explore Sexuality of Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc, Reveals Director Rian Johnson

As fans might recall, Daniel Craig portrayed the character of the brilliant detective of Benoit Blanc in the Knives Out franchise. The franchise currently has its sequel Glass Onion running in theaters while the director Rian Johnson revealed an interesting tidbit.

The character of Benoit Blanc was hinted to be homosexual in nature. Before the release of the sequel, director Rian Johnson confirmed that the Daniel Craig character was indeed a gay detective. Although this was not an official statement as this had no impact on the storyline, Benoit Blanc can be stated as the first homosexual character that Daniel Craig has portrayed.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will release globally on 23rd December 2022 on Netflix.

Source: Above The Line

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