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'Call Me By Your Name' Director Already Planning Sequel

Tuesday Oct 17, 2017
Timothee Chalamet (left) and Armie Hammer (right) in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name."
Timothee Chalamet (left) and Armie Hammer (right) in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name."  (Source:YouTube Still)

Although "Call Me By Your Name" has yet to go wide, the gay coming-of-age drama starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer is already a critical darling, earning lots of Oscar buzz.

Director Luca Guadagnino is capitalizing on his film's early success and told ScreenDaily he plans on making a sequel to the film, which will pick up three years after "Call Me By Your Name" ends.

"I want to do a sequel because Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel - they are all gems," Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. "The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up. If I paired the age of Elio in the film with the age of Timothée, in three years' time Timothée will be 25 as would Elio by the time the second story was set."

"Call Me By Your Name" is based on the Andre Aciman novel of the same name and follows a 17-year-old as he falls in love with 20-something man while in Italy in the '80s. IndieWire points out the film doesn't include Aciman's epilogue, which picks up with the characters 15 years in the future.

Guadagnino teased that the sequel would be set in 1990.

"It is the time of the fall of communism and the start of the new world order and the so-called 'The End of History' that Francis Fukuyama established then," he told ScreenDaily. "It would be the beginning of the Berlusconi era in Italy, and it would mean dealing with the war of Iraq."

Watch the trailer for "Call Me By Your Name," which opens on Nov. 24, below.

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