Saturday, August 2, 2008

Daniel Craig's Roman Holiday

Queer biopics are all the rage of late. Following reports this past week of Howl (featuring James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg), there's Telstar (the Joe Meek story), Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock (about Elliot Tiber) and, of course, Milk. And now comes the news of one that stretches beyond the past century. More specifically, back to the Roman Empire.

John Boorman is helming Memoirs of Hadrian, an adaptation of Marguerite Yourcenar's critically acclaimed novel about the life of Publius Aelius P.f. Serg. Hadrianus, better known as Hadrian. Daniel Craig has been cast as the emperor, who ruled over Rome from 117 to 138 AD, his young lover Antinous (not yet cast) at his side.

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