Filming is expected to begin this month
in Rome on director Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of William S.
According to Variety,
the film will star Daniel Craig (Glass Onion) as an American
expat living in Mexico and Drew Starkey (Outer Banks) as the
younger man with whom he becomes madly infatuated.
Rounding out the cast are Lesley
Manville, Jason Schwartzman, and Henrique Zaga.
The movie will be filmed at Rome's
In the short novel, Lee recounts
pursuing a young man named Allerton, a recently discharged American
Navy serviceman, in Mexico City. The novel was written in the early
50s but wasn't published until 1985 due to its homosexual content.
Craig plays queer detective Benoit
Blanc in the Knives Out films.
Guadagnino is best known for his 2017
film adaptation of Call Me by Your Name, which follows a love
affair between a 17-year-old boy and a young man. It received
multiple Oscar nominations.