It’s happening! A sequel is in the works with most of the original cast members.
BY VICTOR MELAMED
Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and others from the cast of Call Me by Your Name are returning for the sequel, director Luca Guadagnino said in an interview last month with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, reports Variety.
Not much is known about the new movie, but the novel on which Call Me by Your Name is based also has a sequel, titled Find Me, featuring the same characters. It takes place 10 years after the original story.
“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,” Guadagnino said in the interview with La Repubblica.
Director Luca Guadagnino said that work on the movie has been put on hold, much like most of the films in development during the coronavirus pandemic
Chalamet played Elio Perlman in the film, a 17-year-old student living with his parents in rural Italy who meets Oliver, a graduate student working with Elio’s father. Over the course of the summer, the two grow close and develop a romantic relationship. However, Oliver moves to the United States and breaks things off with Elio at the end of the summer. Stuhlbarg plays Elio’s father and Garrel plays Marzia, one of Elio’s childhood friends and flings.
In author André Aciman’s sequel “Find Me,” readers are reunited with Elio and Oliver, and Samuel, Elio’s father. On his way to visit Elio in Rome, Samuel encounters Miranda, a beautiful young woman on the train who sparks an emotional vitality in him that changes his life forever. In the next section, we meet the now classically trained pianist Elio in Paris (where he, too, has a consequential affair), while Oliver, a professor in New England with a wife and children, questions his marriage and plans a return trip across the Atlantic.
Guadagnino said that work on the movie has been put on hold, much like most of the films in development during the coronavirus pandemic, reports Variety.
“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,” he said.
Call Me by Your Name earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor for Chalamet. Writer James Ivory won the award for best adapted screenplay.