‘Call Me By Your Name’ filmmaker, Luca Guadagnino has confirmed that both Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will return for the film’s follow-up.
Guadagnino confirmed the news via the Italian newspaper La Repubblica stating; “Of course, it was a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors. Everyone will be in the new movie,”
Details for the follow-up have been sparse to date but there has been movement on getting the project off the ground which has now been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Before coronavirus, I made a trip to the United States to meet a screenwriter I love very much, whose name I don’t want to say, to talk about the second part. Unfortunately, we had to put it on hold,” Guadagnino said.
The ‘Call Me By Your Name’ novel does have a sequel titled ‘Find Me’. Set 10 years after the original story it features the same characters. It weaves between time and place to offer an in-depth look at the characters including Elio, Oliver, Elio’s beloved father Samuel, and more characters, it also gives us closer on whether Elio and Oliver end up together.
The original film earned 4 Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor for Chalamet. Writer James Ivory won the award for best adapted screenplay.