Call Me By Your Name will always be known as the movie that showed us what it was like to be young, in love, and miserable. The movie director, Luca Guadagnino, has confirmed that he is working on a sequel.
So, what's next for Elio and Oliver's slow-burning romance? The movie was a hit and won a lot of awards, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He recently hinted at more details about the upcoming sequel.
What Does the Book “Call Me by Your Name 2” Have to Say?
The movie Call Me by Your Name is based on the same-titled book by André Aciman. There isn't a sequel book, but the first one shows what happens to Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) after their summer love affair.
In the book's epilogue, the characters meet up again after a long time. For example, 15 years later, Elio goes to see Oliver, who is now married and has kids. Five years later, Oliver returns to Italy and discovers that Elio's father has died.
As we'll see, the next part of their lives will likely take a different path. But Aciman and Guadagnino have been working on the plot, and we know that the movie version of Oliver was engaged to be married to a woman. This means that some of the sadness and regret from the end of the book could be added to the new story.
Call Me by Your Name 2 Plot
Guadagnino has already been talking about the movie's plot. And he wants to talk about some big ideas in the movie. It will take place “five or six years later” in the late 1980s. On the other hand, Find Me takes place ten years later, so who knows how things will turn out?
The director has said that the AIDS crisis and other things going on in the world at the same time, like the Gulf War and Silvio Berlusconi's rise to power in Italy, will probably play a big role in the story.
Guadagnino thinks that the first movie is just the beginning of the story of his characters and that he'll need five movies to tell it all.
“The novel has 40 pages at the end that cover the next 20 years of Elio and Oliver's lives, so there is some sign from the author André Aciman that the story can go on,” Guadagnino said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think Call Me could be the first chapter in the life stories of the people we met in this movie. If the first chapter is about coming of age and becoming a young man, then maybe the next chapter will be about where the young man stands in the world, what he wants, and what's left of the emotional punch that made him who he is?”
“Someone who loves music and movies. I think Annella will be confused when the USSR falls. In a separate interview with The Playlist, he said, “For example, I said that Elio will be a movie buff.”
“I think [her son] will miss the America he left behind in some way. I also think Oliver will grow up with a wonderful wife and a beautiful family. His wife will probably know how Oliver feels about Elio.”
Guadagnino has said that the movie will take his stars “around the world,” so the setting won't just be beautiful in north Italy. On the other hand, Hammer has no idea what the movie will be about. He said to GQ: “We've been talking, but we haven't gotten into it yet. I haven't read the book at all.
“I know Luca doesn't have a full script yet, but he knows what he wants to do with the story. I don't know how similar or different the movie will be from the book Find Me. If we do it, I know it's more important for me to focus on Luca's plan than on Find Me. The book will be something extra.”
Call Me by Your Name 2 Cast: Will Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet Return?
Guadagnino says that the whole cast will be back. He told La Republica in Italian: “Working with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel, and the other actors was a great pleasure. In the new movie, everyone will be in it.”
Everyone says that Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet had a good time making Call Me By Your Name, even though it was an emotional experience for them. It's not a big surprise that the Call Me By Your Name sequel will bring the family back together.
Guadagnino seems to have confirmed that the two stars will be in it. He's probably already thinking about how to make sure he doesn't have to cut Hammer's private parts out of the movie after it's made. Again.
When talking about the second movie, the director praised Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, and Esther Garrel, who were also in the first movie. We think he was probably trying to get them to come back, too.
Dakota Johnson, who works with Guadagnino often, didn't appear in Call Me by Your Name, but he wants her to play Oliver's wife in the sequel. During his New Yorker profile, he said, “She has to be a New England hoochie woman,” but it wasn't clear how serious he was. “You might have five kids.”
From what he said, it sounds like James Ivory, who won an Oscar for Call Me by Your Name, won't be back to write the next part. Guadaginino teased a possible screenwriter by saying, “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.”
Call Me by Your Name 2 Release Date
According to digitalspy, it no secret that Guadagnino wants to start working on the sequel, and he has said that the movie could come out as soon as 2020. But six months into 2020, there's still no sign of the sequel.
But star Armie Hammer was a bit more cautious about how soon the movie could be made. He said that the cast might need to wait a few years first.
“So in terms of the storyline, it doesn't happen right after the first one,” he said at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. “There's a gap. So Luca wants to wait until we've aged a bit more so that the time gap makes sense, kind of like a Linklater thing.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will There Be a Second Call Me by Your Name?
People hoping for a sequel to the 2017 movie “Call Me By Your Name,” which starred Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, will be disappointed to hear that it is no longer happening.
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