Call Me By Your Name fans have been eagerly anticipating further details on Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up film since it was announced that Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will be returning as Elio and Oliver earlier this year. Now, Armie Hammer himself has given an update on the film’s production (spoiler: the news isn’t as good as you’d hoped).
Speaking in an interview with GQ, Hammer says: “I’ve been talking with Luca, but we haven’t got into it.”
“I haven’t even read the book,” he adds, referring to André Aciman’s Find Me, the author’s sequel to Call Me By Your Name. “I know if we end up doing it, it’s more important for me to focus on Luca’s vision than to focus on Find Me. The book will be a supplemental thing.”
Unfortunately, “Luca’s vision” doesn’t even seem to fully exist yet. “I know Luca hasn’t got a full script yet,” Hammer says, “although he knows what he wants to do with the story, so I don’t know how similar or dissimilar it will be to Find Me the novel.”
Last year, Guadagnino reflected on Call Me By Your Name in an interview with Dazed, saying that Chalamet and Hammer were always his first choice to play the leads. “I hadn’t thought of anybody else. The movie changed many times before I became the last director to take the helm of it. When I was given the wand of command on the direction, I got exactly who I wanted.”
Despite the fact that the Call Me By Your Name sequel is still very much a work in progress, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet have recently crossed paths with Guadagnino again, making some very brief cameo appearances in his new TV show, We Are Who We Are.