Fantastic news for Call Me By Your Name fans (ourselves included…), director Luca Guadagnino recently stated in an interview with Italian news outlet La Repubblica that Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and more of the original cast are returning for a CMBYN sequel.
Guadagnino has been publicly speaking about a sequel to the Academy Award-winning film for quite some time now, stating that he had the privilege of reading an early copy of Find Me, Aciman’s sequel novel to Call Me By Your Name, before its release last year.
In his interview, Guadagnino stated;
“Of course, it was a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors. Everyone will be in the new movie,”
Guadagnino also added that work on the film had been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic but said that before the outbreak he had visited the United States and met with a screenwriter about the sequel’s screenplay.
Not much is known about the plot of the sequel film, but we do know the novel’s logline: Elio’s father, Samuel, is on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
How far the film will depart from the novel is unknown, but we are very excited to revisit the sun-soaked passion that Guadagnino gifted us back in 2018.