Months after its release, the frenzy surround Call Me By Your Name – as well as hunky actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer – hasn’t let up one bit.
Call Me By Your Name has quickly become a cultural phenomenon, earning acclaim from critics and audiences alike as well as numerous award nominations. Most recently, leading actor Timothée Chalamet nearly won an Oscar for his role as Elio, and though he undeservedly lost, his emotional performance and ensuing popularity made the idea of a sequel a no-brainer.
Given the success that the adaptation of Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name has garnered, news of a sequel wasn’t exactly surprising. However, given that the film closely followed Aciman’s novel, and the author himself hasn’t penned a follow-up, thereis much speculation as to what the sequel would involve.
Director Luca Guadagnino is helping to give fans some idea of what to expect. While attending the Oscars this past Sunday, the director revealed to USA Today that Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer are expected to return in their respective roles.
He also revealed that the sequel will take place five to six years after the first film.”I’m already conceiving the story with André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino said. Whether the two characters have spent that time together, or if the sequel will see their reunion after time apart, is unclear.
The director also revealed that the sequel will take place on new ground. Rather than returning to Italy, it will take place elsewhere.
“It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone,” he said. “You’re gonna see a lot of the East Coast of America… They’re gonna go around the world.”
While the release date for the sequel is currently unknown, fans can go ahead and get excited.
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