Call Me by Your Name sequel will feature actors from the first film, says Guadagnino

The The 2017 film was praised by critics and audiences for its performances and potrail of the main love story.

For all the fans of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, there is more good news coming their way. In a recent interview with Italian La Repubblica, the director has also mentioned much-talked sequel and while very little remains known, one thing seems to be true – all actors from the first film confirmed their return, including Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.  


The director has talked about a possible continuation of the story several times since 2017, but the question rose again after  Find me, a sequel to the 2007 novel, was published last October. While at the Marrakech Film Festival, Guadagnino said that, while the script will be "strongly faithful", it will not be a complete adaption of the book.  


Call Me by Your Name is the coming of age romance film based on a novel by André Aciman. Set in 1983, the film tells a story about a 17-year old Elio Perlman and a 24-year old Oliver. Elio, who moved with his family from America to the north of Italy, meets Oliver when he begins working for Elio’s father. During the course of the summer, the two characters grew increasingly close and the film tells their love affair that lasts one summer.


The 2017 film was the final part of Guadagnino’s trilogy named Desire, first two being I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015). Premiering at Sundance Film Festival, it ended up being nominated for four Academy Awards, with James Ivory winning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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