7 September 2022

It looks like we’ll be getting a ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel after all

Director Luca Guadagnino revealed that a sequel would focus on the “chronicles” of Timothée Chalamet’s Elio.

Five years on from the first film’s release, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has revealed he’d still like to make a sequel to the film focused on Timothée Chalamet’s Elio.

During an interview at the Telluride Film Festival, the filmmaker said: “A sequel is an American concept. It’s more like the chronicles of Elio, the chronicles of this young boy becoming a man. It is something I want to do.” 

It seems as though Guadagnino has had a slight change of heart from comments he made in 2021, where the director admitted that other projects were taking priority over a sequel, although his “heart is still” in it.

Guadagnino and Chalamet recently linked up again for Guadagnino’s Bones and All, a coming-of-age story based on two cannibal lovers Maren (Taylor Russell) and Lee (Chalamet). Guadagnino has already denied the parallels between the plot and Chalomet’s Call Me Be Your Name co-star Armie Hammer, who was accused of cannibalism and sexual assault. 

Guadagnino also had high praise for Chalamet and claimed there is a “beautiful bond” between them. While discussing the actor’s rise to fame, Guadagnino said: “To see the humbleness and rigour with which he made his first steps toward stardom – this bright, feverish young man became this planetary star – made me so proud.”

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