Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer To Return For Call Me By Your Name Sequel

"Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine."

Variety reports that director Luca Guadagnino, in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, mentioned that Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and more from the cast are returning for the sequel. Call Me By Your Name is a critically acclaimed film, which was nominated for 4 Oscars and taking home the win for Best Adapted Screenplay.

There is actually a follow-up novel to Call Me By Your Name, entitled Find Me, which was published by writer André Aciman in 2019. While Call Me By Your Name is focused on Elio (Chalamet) and his burgeoning love story with Oliver (Hammer), Find Me explores more perspectives.

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel (played with such aplomb by Michael Stuhlbarg in the first film), on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman leads to the course of his life changing forever. After that Elio moves to Paris, where he, too, has an affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

It isn’t clear if Guadagnino’s sequel will follow the events of the book, since he was already planning to do a sequel after the first film was released, way before Aciman wrote Find Me. Guadagnino at one point said the film would tackle the Aids crisis of the 1980s. He even mentioned that he had an idea for the opening sequence, which would be Elio watching Paul Vecchiali’s Once More, a French film which deals with issues similar to that of Call Me By Your Name.

Guadagnino actually travelled to America to meet up with a screenwriter he was excited about, but all progress on the sequel has come to a halt due to the coronavirus, and it might be awhile before the sequel is up and running again.

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