Call Me By Your Name Director Confirms Sequel Plans

Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet

by Ben Travis |
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Lock up your peaches, because the rumoured Call Me By Your Name sequel is becoming more likely by the day. Luca Guadagnino’s tender coming-of-age romance might not have bagged Best Picture at the Oscars, but the awards ceremony did mark a chance for the director to talk up his plans for a follow-up.

Speaking to USA Today on the red carpet, Guadagnino firmed up rumours around a possible sequel, saying: “I’m already conceiving the story with André Aciman [the author of the original source novel], and it's gonna happen five or six years afterwards, so almost in the ‘90s, in 1990. It's gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”

Guadagnino also confirmed the setting for the new film will differ from the Italian locations of the first (“You’ll see a lot of the east coast of America, they’re gonna go around the world”), and will see Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet return in the roles of Oliver and Elio (“Of course!”)

While the film is a while away from shooting yet, (“We have to get there with the script, but we will”), it’s worth spending the time to get the screenplay just right — Guadagnino’s film just won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars for James Ivory’s treatment.

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