Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has put plans for the 2017 romance film’s highly-anticipated sequel on hold.
It appears he has moved on from the idea in favor of other projects, including a reunion with Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg for his latest film, Bones & All, which began shooting on Thursday.
‘The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there,’ Guadagnino told Deadline of the sequel, before deferring to his already packed schedule for the coming years.
Sequel sidelined: Director Luca Guadagnino, 49, appears to have put the sequel to the acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name (2017) on the back burner in favor of new projects
‘But I’m working on this movie now, and I’m hopefully going to do Scarface soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the Atlantic and the movies I want to make.’
Guadagnino, 49, first started deliberating over the idea of a sequel around the time the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.
Since then he has issued statements about his hope to make the movie in 2020, and that he had confirmed the full cast of the original would be returning, including Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
A follow-up to the novel, Call Me By Your Name, title Find Me, was also conveniently released back in October 2019.
Sequel long discussed: Guadagnino first started deliberating over the idea of a Call Me By Your Name sequel around the time it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017; the coming-of-age romantic drama starred Chalamet and Armie Hammer
But all the talk has taken a back seat now that Guadagnino is fully engulfed in the production of Bones & All, a romance-horror film written by David Kajganich that’s based on a novel by Camille DeAngelis.
Complicating things even more: Chalamet will likely star in sequels to the much-anticipated Dune, and he’s slated to play a young Willy Wonka in an origin story film.
Meanwhile, Hammer, has seen his career take a major hit since multiple women came forward in January 2021 alleging that Hammer had abused them. Just two months later, the woman who initially came forward with abuse allegations on Instagram identified herself, and accused Hammer of violently raping her in April 2017, which the actor steadfastly denied.
Plus, James Ivory, who won an Oscar for adapting André Aciman’s novel for the screen, told The Film Stage in 2018 that he ‘wouldn’t want to be involved’ in a sequel.
Acclaimed: Call Me By You Name received four Oscar nominations( winning for Best Adapted Screenplay) and widespread critical acclaim, particularly for Guadagnino’s direction, Ivory’s screenplay, and the performances of Chalamet, Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg
Call Me By Your Name premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 and began a limited release in November of that same year.
It would go on to receive widespread critical acclaim, particularly for Guadagnino’s direction, Ivory’s screenplay, and the performances of Chalamet, Hammer, and Stuhlbarg.
It quickly gained a large international fan base on the the heels of a number of accolades, which included four Oscar nominations at the 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Original Song (Mystery Of Love by Sufjan Stevens), and Ivory’s win for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Call Me By Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old, Elio Perlman (Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate-student assistant to Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an archaeology professor.
The coming-of-age romantic drama also starred Amira Casar, Esther Garrel and Victoire Du Bois.
Heart wrenching: The film chronicles the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old, Elio Perlman (Chalamet) and Oliver (Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate-student assistant to Elio’s father (Stuhlbarg), an archaeology professor