Steve Buscemi / Queer by William S. Burroughs

Now this is an interesting story. At the Sarasota Film Festival last week, Steve Buscemi lead a live stage reading of the script for his new project Queer, written by The Messenger director Oren Moverman based on the William S. Burroughs novel. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (via The Playlist) attended the event and provides a recap of the night. Apparently Buscemi is to direct the film, his fifth feature, and brought Stanley Tucci, Ben Foster, John Ventimiglia (The Funeral) and Lisa Joyce (The Messenger) in to read the script for the audience, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re cast in this, although he’ll probably consider them.

First Showing: Steve Buscemi Helming Oren Moverman’s Adaptation of ‘Queer’