After a bit of back and forth earlier this year, “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino confirmed that he would be working with author André Aciman on a sequel to the Oscar-winning film.
Guadagnino is planning on using parts of the novel that didn’t make it into the first film in the next chapter. The plan is to set the film immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union; Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) will meet up in America in the early ‘90s. There’s also talk of touching on the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
“...It's gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino told USA Today. “It's gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”
The biggest difference here will probably be the introduction of Oliver’s wife, who Dakota Johnson has been tapped to play. She's described as a preppy New Englander, and Guadagnino has said that we’ll probably see a lot of the East Coast in the sequel.
Both Chalamet and Hammer have expressed their excitement to get back on set together under Guadagnino’s direction.
“I miss the whole crew. It was such a special time. It was such a collaborative, unique and totally immersive filming experience that I never really had, nor since,” Hammer told Variety. “If we get to do another one, I’ll feel really lucky.”
Is this his way of saying he wants more peach-themed gifts?
Meanwhile, Chalamet, who’s super busy with “Beautiful Boy” and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” is all about it.
“I know Luca really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000 percent in,” he told TIME. “I think that’s cool -- to take advantage of the “Boyhood” style of storytelling. That isn’t done all the time.”
But Guadagnino has said that the biggest issue with the sequel is coming up with an appropriate title.
“It cannot be “Call Me by Your Name Two”,” he said.
Luckily, he has the masses of Twitter at his disposal, who went ahead and lent their ideas to naming the movie.
Any of these could work, TBH.