Magazine article Screen International

Luca Guadagnino Plots 'Call Me by Your Name' Sequel (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Luca Guadagnino Plots 'Call Me by Your Name' Sequel (Exclusive)

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The story would be set seven years after events in the first film - and Elio wouldn’t necessarily be gay.

‘Call Me By Your Name’

Director Luca Guadagnino is planning a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, which would be set seven years after the events depicted in his acclaimed adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel.

The film stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer as 17-year-old Elio and 24-year-old American doctoral student Oliver, who embark on a passionate relationship one summer in the 1980s while both are living at Elio’s parents’ villa in Italy.

“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel - they are all gems,” said Guadagnino during a sit-down at the BFI London Film Festival, where Call Me By Your Name played as a gala. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up.”

Guadagnino added that his ideal scenario would be for the second film to be made for a 2020 release. “If I paired the age of Elio in the film with the age of Timothée, in three years’ time Timothée will be 25 as would Elio by the time the second story was set,” said the filmmaker.

Hammer’s character Oliver would be 31 in Guadagnino’s planned sequel - “which will be closer to the age that Hammer will be at the time”. …

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