“It’s something I want to do”: Call Me By Your Name Sequel Might Be in the Works As Director Luca Gudagnino Expresses Desire Amidst Armie Hammer’s Cannibalism and Sexual Allegations

Call Me By Your Name Sequel Might Be in the Works As Director Luca Gudagnino Expresses Desire Amidst Armie Hammer’s Cannibalism and Sexual Allegations
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When Luca Gudagnino directed Call Me By Your Name dropped back in 2017, it instantly became something of a contemporary classic. The movie starred a fresh-faced Timothée Chalamet and one of the more prominent stars at the time, Armie Hammer. A coming of age story set in 1983, but this time between a teenage boy and a man in his early twenties, all the way in the beautiful terrains of Northern Italy.

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Call Me By Your Name; dir. Luca Gudagnino
A still from Luca Gudagnino directed Call Me By Your Name

Elio, played by Chalamet, falls in love with Hammer’s Oliver during the latter’s stay at their place when he comes from America for an internship under Elio’s father. The story progresses beautifully, under the guidance of Luca Gudagnino, as we see two people fall in love. Fans, on the other hand, were completely enamored with Chalamet because of his impeccable acting, and his ability to portray the emotions of his character with such beauty and vulnerability.

The Rise of Timothée Chalamet

The small-budget movie, though wasn’t played in a lot of theatres, managed to make more than enough profit, and was scooped up by Netflix for their streaming service soon enough. When awards season started, the movie got multiple nominations including the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), of which the last category took the prize home.

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Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune (2021).
Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune (2021).

Soon enough, Timothée Chalamet became a name everyone and their mother was familiar with. The actor continued to do small-scale movies, like Beautiful Boy alongside Steve Carell, and Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig. Now, he is one of the most promising stars in Holywood, being part of one of the major franchises of the generation – the Denis Villeneuve directed, Dune.

Currently, the actor just finished filming Bones & All, another Luca Gudagnino directorial, opposite Taylor Russell. The movie is set in the 80s, in the American Midwest, about two lovers – but with a twist, they are both cannibals. With Chalamet’s previous co-actor going through heaps of legal disputes regarding his cannibalistic discretions among other things, the movie has already made some bells ring.

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The cast and director were recently at Venice for the 79th Venice Film Festival, where they had a screening of their movie. During the press tour for Bones & All, and working with Chalamet again, the director stated,

“It’s not as if I left Timothée at the height of his booming success, and then I found him four years later,” Guadagnino said. “We kept close. I knew that there was not much time to wait until we worked together, but only for the right project.”

A Chronicle by Luca Gudagnino

Bones & All Venezia Red Carpet
The cast of Bones & All at the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

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And now it seems like the director-actor duo will be back with another project. This time a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, but focusing on the character of Elio, and his journey to adulthood. Luca Gudagnino doesn’t think it is a sequel, to be honest, and more of a chronicle. During an interview at the Telluride Film Festival, he said,

“A sequel is an American concept. It’s more like the chronicles of Elio, the chronicles of this young boy becoming a man. It is something I want to do.”

The actor is currently busy shooting for Dune: Part II, but made time for the Venezia to promote Bones & All, looking every bit the Hollywood star he is. Along with Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, and Chloe Savigny were also present along with director Luca Gudagnino. The movie has already got some good early reviews from the screenings at Telluride and Venice Film Festival; so it’s safe to say fans are quite excited to watch it on their own.

Bones & All will be released in theatres on November 23, 2022.

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