The director of Call Me by Your Name – which you can watch on Netflix now – has revealed that the stars of the first film, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, have signed up *officially* to reprise their roles of research assistant, Oliver and the sexually awakened, Elio, respectively who fall in love during a hot Italian summer.
Now this is just the news we needed right now and we seriously can’t wait for Armie to be reunited with Timothée’s bone structure. After all, their pairing has become, even since the film’s release in 2017, one of cinema’s greatest pairings of all time.
In an interview with La Republica, Luca Guadagnino confirmed the cast would be returning. “It is 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,” the Oscar nominated director told the publication.
It is yet to be revealed what the story line of the sequel to the 2017 Oscar-nominated film that made Timothée Chalamet the internet’s number one crush, will contain.
However, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker previously hinted he would return to the original book for inspiration when it comes to the new plot line. “The novel has 40 pages at the end that goes through the next 20 years of the lives of Elio and Oliver. So there is some sort of indication through the intention of author André Aciman that the story can continue,” he previously stated.
The film has become a cornerstone of Queer film history and the sequel is set to continue the ground-breaking legacy of the first film. Perhaps the film will go some way in dealing with the injustice that Timothée Chalamet did not win an Oscar for his role first time around.
It is unknown at this stage when filming will even take place, let alone when a release date will be confirmed, but stay tuned to GLAMOUR UK as we will bring you the news as soon as we have it.