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Luca Guadagnino’s next film is going to be very, very different from Call Me by Your Name

Patrick Kelleher May 18, 2020
Call Me by Your Name

Call Me By Your Name was a huge success (Twitter/Sony)

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is moving away from the sun-drenched heartbreak of Elio and Oliver for his next film, a reboot of Scarface penned by the Coen brothers.

A Scarface remake has been in the works since 2011 but has had a troubled history. Various directors have been attacked over the years, including David Yates and Pablo Larrain.

But the film has failed to materialise, and producers are now putting their hopes in Guadagnino to finally bring it to the big screen with a script by the Coen brothers (Fargo), according to Variety.

Luca Guadagnino working on Call Me By Your Name 2 as well as Scarface.

The story has previously been adapted twice — in 1932 and 1983 — with the latter version generally considered to be a cult classic.

Scarface isn’t the only film Guadagnino is working on — he is also planning to make a sequel to Call Me By Your Name in the near future.

The Italian director recently revealed that he is working on a sequel to the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age film — and Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet have signed on to star in it.

Speaking to Italian magazine La Repubblica last month, Guadagnino confirmed that the follow-up was in the works.

“Before coronavirus, I had a trip to the United States to meet a writer I love very much, whose name I don’t want to say, to talk about the second part,” Guadagnino said.

“Unfortunately, we had to cancel it. Of course, it is a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors.”

André Aciman released Find Me in 2019.

“Everyone will be in the new movie,” the Italian director confirmed.

A sequel to the original Call Me by Your Name novel, called Find Me, was published in 2019, reprising the story of the couple years later.

It is unclear as yet if Guadagnino’s sequel will be based on that novel.

Call Me By Your Name was released in 2017 to widespread acclaim, and won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Chalamet, 24, was nominated for best actor — the third-youngest person to ever be nominated in that category — and Guadagnino was nominated for best picture.

More: armie hammer, call me by your name, Luca Guadagnino, Scarface, Timothee Chalamet

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