Steve Buscemi will direct a film adaptation of the William S. Burroughs landmark novel Queer with Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, and Kelly MacDonald attached to star, according to New York magazine.
Rampart director Oren Moverman, who has written the screenplay based on the novel written by Burroughs in 1952 that was deemed too controversial to be published until 1984, discussed the project with New York. "Steve is one of the first people I worked with in the film business, and he's a great director. I love him as a director," Moverman says.
Moverman says he's surprised the project has come to fruition, as he first wrote the script a decade ago, yet suggests it may still be a while before it goes into production. "It's still in the early stages of the actual making because Steve, as you know, is a little busy with his show [Boardwalk Empire] he's doing on HBO," Moverman says. "But once he has his hiatus next time around, after the next season, we're going to go shoot this movie. God willing."
Buscemi, who starred in the 1986 classic gay tearjerker Parting Glances, led a staged reading of the screenplay at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2010.