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Timothée Chalamet in Bones & All
Timothée Chalamet in Bones & AllCourtesy Yannis Drakoulidis

A first look at Timothée Chalamet in Luca Guadagnino’s Bones & All

A new preview of the cannibal film offers a glimpse of Chalamet and co-star Taylor Russell as they stop for gas on their ‘thousand-mile odyssey’

In case you missed it, Luca Guadagnino’s gruesomely-titled Bones & All will mark the director’s much-anticipated reunion with Timothée Chalamet, and today we got a first look at the Call Me By Your Name star in the upcoming cannibal film.

The new Bones & All teaser shows Chalamet and his co-star, Taylor Russell, stopped at a remote gas station (take a look below). Notably, Chalamet is decked out in an outfit that could have been lifted right out of CMBYN, wearing denim shorts, an unbuttoned shirt, and the all-important chain (though his hair is now streaked red).

The pair are very much alone in the image, but they are set to be joined onscreen by Chloë Sevigny, who starred in Guadagnino’s HBO series We Are Who We Are last year. The cast also includes other Guadagnino faves, such as Michael Stuhlbarg (CMBYN) and Francesca Scorsese (We are Who We Are), alongside Jessica Harper, André Holland, Mark Rylance, and Halloween filmmaker David Gordon Green (in his acting debut).

Now shooting in the Ohio tri-state area, the film is based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel of the same name and adapted by David Kajganich (who previously worked on A Bigger Splash and Suspiria). As described in an official synopsis, it tells “a story of first love between Maren (Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter”. 

“They meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand which will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.” 

It also feels appropriate to mention that Maren struggles with cannibalistic urges, which could have something to do with her being a bit of an outsider.

Bones & All is Guadagnino’s first project to be shot on US soil, and he’s discussed getting to know the “beautiful and unseen” part of the country in an interview with Deadline. “I’ve been totally influenced by the American culture, American cinema, and now, American landscape,” he says. “So I’m very happy and proud that I’ve finally come to this shore.”

Unfortunately, the film might also have to fill in for the previously-confirmed Call Me By Your Name sequel, as Guadagnino appeared to suggest that it’s no longer happening last month.

Timothée Chalamet fans will also get to see the actor in Denis Villleneuve’s long-awaited Dune adaptation when it debuts in cinemas and on HBO Max in October, following its worldwide premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival on September 3. He also plays a role in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, scheduled to hit cinemas on October 22.