Armie Hammer teases Call Me by Your Name sequel while admitting he hasn’t even read the book yet
Armie Hammer has teased that a film sequel to Call Me by Your Name is still on the cards – but revealed that he has not yet read the author’s 2019 follow-up.
André Aciman published Find Me, a sequel to Call Me by Your Name, in 2019 – but Hammer, who played Oliver in the 2017 film, did not rush out to pick up his copy.
The actor told GQ Magazine that he has talked to Guadagnino about a potential sequel, but said a script has not yet been written.
“I’ve been talking to Luca [Guadagnino], but we haven’t got into it,” Hammer said.
“I haven’t even read the book. I know Luca hasn’t got a full script yet, although he knows what he wants to do with the story, so I don’t know how similar or dissimilar it will be to Find Me the novel.”
He added: “I know if we end up doing it, it’s more important for me to focus on Luca’s vision than to focus on Find Me. The book will be a supplemental thing.”
Hammer said fan excitement for a sequel is “a double-edged sword”.
“The more excited they get, the bigger chances are of them watching and going, ‘This sucks!’ But pressure makes diamonds, so here’s to more pressure!”
Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has said the entire cast is committed to returning for a sequel.
Speaking to Italian magazine La Repubblica in April, Guadagnino said that both Hammer and Chalamet had signed on to star in a sequel.
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“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,” he said.
“Unfortunately, we had to cancel it. Of course, it is a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrell and the other actors.”
He added: “Everyone will be in the new movie.”
Call Me by Your Name was released to widespread acclaim in 2017, and went on to win the 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.