Those who thought last spring’s brutal film adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr.’s portrait of America’s urban underbelly, was disturbing had better brace themselves for Naked Lunch. William S. Burroughs’ heroin-laced 1959 novel is being brought to the screen by creep-out director David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers). ”David and I get along very well,” Burroughs (right) says. ”He’s taken the spirit of the book and joined it with his own fantastic imagination, so it’s really a hybrid.” Plus, says Burroughs, ”He shares my interest in guns and shooting.” The movie, which begins production in January, will star retired RoboCop Peter Weller. One thing’s for sure: If the film adheres to the book’s graphic, hypodermic-driven homosexual forays, it’s a prime candidate for an NC-17.
Posted November 9 1990 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow dishes on deadly new dino Indominus Rex
- Drake: 'Madonna' out, 'Rihanna' in?
- Ben Stiller tweets about mom Anne Meara
- Max Greenfield joins 'AHS: Hotel' cast
- Josh Duggar: Eye on awkward joke in clip
- Rob Thomas' 'Trust You': Hear it, get scoop on new album
- 'Winter Is Coming Live': Will Stannis make the sacrifice on 'Game of Thrones'?
- 15 scary movies we saw as kids... that still haunt our nightmares
- Summer Movie Preview: 10 must-see documentaries
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion
- 'Survivor': Meet 20 alums you picked for a 'Second Chance'
- Christina & Matt, Kendall Jenner, Jordin Sparks & More!