Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer are ‘1000 percent in’ for Call Me By Your Name 2
Timothée Chalamet has said he and his Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer would definitely be willing to appear in a sequel to the Academy Award-winning film.
Last month, Armie Hammer insisted that a follow-up to the gay love story was in the works, saying: “It will happen because there are already people working on it and trying to make it happen.”
There’s been a lot of buzz about a rumoured follow-up, despite screenwriter James Ivory, who adapted André Aciman’s novel for the film, criticising the idea and branding discussion of it “nonsense.”
Director Luca Guadagnino said in March that he was “already conceiving the story with André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards.
“It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.” He added: “They’re gonna go around the world.”
And now Chalamet has stoked excitement even more by telling Time magazine by saying that the sequel is well on track.
“I don’t see any world where it doesn’t happen,” he said.
“I think André is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca really wants it.
“And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.”
Chalamet seemed to also confirm that Guadagnino’s idea for the film to be set years in the future is still the plan, saying: “I think it’ll be a couple of years later.
“And I think that’s cool — to take advantage of the Boyhood style of storytelling. That isn’t done all the time.”
As well as saying that the sequel will happen, Hammer also said last month that “more than anything I trust the artistic direction to Luca and [novelist] André Aciman and to those guys who did such a good job handling it the first time around.
“The only thing I want to see is — I want to see it happen. I want to do it again.
“I miss the whole crew. It was such a special time. It was such a collaborative, unique, and totally immersive filming experience that I never really had, nor since.
“If we get to do another one, I’ll feel really lucky.”
He conspicuously did not name-check Ivory while referencing Guadagnino and Aciman’s involvement in a sequel.
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The screenwriter told the publication: “Luca would say that [he wants a sequel], having had a great success with it. But one wonders how you would cast such a film.
“You can’t make up Timothee Chalamet to look, say, 40. That would be terrible!”
Ivory also specified that fundamental to the original story was that Elio “might have had a disappointment with Oliver but you knew within a very short time he was going to have all kinds of a successful love life.”