2 Types Of Cannibalism Have Killed ‘Call Me By Your Name’ 2

Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Luca Guadagnino at the press conference of the film Call Me by Your Name at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. / Images via Elena Ringo (Creative Commons)

Well, it’s official. That Call Me By Your Name sequel is at an extreme halt. But honestly, who didn’t see that coming?

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is moving away from the idea of making a sequel film, according to Deadline. The director shared that he has sidelined any effort toward the project while he focuses on other work. While this isn’t a straight-out “no” to making a sequel, it’s basically the closest thing to saying it.

“The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there,” Guadagnino confessed. “But I’m working on [another] movie now, and I’m hopefully going to do Scarface soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the Atlantic and the movies I want to make.”

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Originally, news of the sequel film started when André Aciman, the author behind the adapted novel, announced plans for a second book. Timothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer even agreed to take part in a movie adaption of the book in the future. But now, circumstances have changed. And, honestly, we don’t blame Guadagnino (or Chalamet) for jumping ship.

Earlier this year, CMBYN lead Armie Hammer became the center of a career-ending controversy. Not only did Hammer get divorced with his former wife, Elizabeth Chambers, last year, but several women came forward with allegations of sexually charged abuse. An Instagram account also came forward with direct message screenshots, in which Hammer seemed to not only be cheating on his wife but talked about rape fantasies, desires to hurt his partners, and confessions to being “100% a cannibal.”

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Even further, Guadgnino and Chalamet have decided that instead of doing a film with a self-proclaimed cannibal, they’d make a film about a cannibal. Back in Janurary, it was announced that the two are working on a film adaption of the Young Adult novel Bones & All. The story follows a young woman named Maren Yearly who has a gory secret. She is a cannibal who often eats the men she loves. On her sixteenth birthday, Maren’s mother abandons her after growing tired of covering for her. Maren then goes on a journey to find her father and find out why she has the urge to kill and eat the ones she loves. This essentially makes the YA novel a horror and a coming-of-age story.

So, again, it looks like Find Me/Call Me By Your Name 2 is officially put on the backburner. And we SERIOUSLY doubt it’ll happen at all. And, it looks like Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino found a way to profit off of the controversy. But should anyone be celebrating?


Source: Deadline,

8 thoughts on “2 Types Of Cannibalism Have Killed ‘Call Me By Your Name’ 2”

  1. Denis Ferrara is an ignoramus.
    1) Nobody is allowed an opinion on Chalamet if they spell his name “Chamalet” still.
    2) Watch the acclaimed doc series Allen Vs. Farrow for facts, instead of listening to nobodies on the internet. Both Chalamet and Winslet and all the others were very brave to speak out after reading Dylan Farrow’s open letter in Dec 2017. It would be less brave now, since her truth is widely accepted now, after the doc series aired.
    3) Let me clear up his bewilderment: Gay actors need work. Cannibal actors don’t. Therefore, since around 99.999% of movie characters are straight, gay actors should be cast in straight roles more often. (Being cast only in gay roles wouldn’t help their careers, so I disagree that gay roles should go to gay actors.) Don’t exclude them from straight roles.

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  2. Never thought the sequel would or even should happen–“Find Me” was barely about Elio and Oliver. (Also–Mr. Chamalet has proved himself quite the coward; he “regrets” working with Woody Allen. Given his youth, his “regret” is not as hypocritical as Kate Winslet’s, but still…) I am much bewildered by the insistence that only gay actors can play gay characters. If we go down that road, then the female lead in “Bones…” should be changed to male, and Armie Hammer cast. And so on, and etc.,

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  3. Fine, then how about a Director’s Cut of CMBYN? It’s very well known that Luca has hours of edited footage from the original movie and I’d like to see it restored!

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  4. Good riddance to « Find Me ». It was poorly written with improbable plot lines and serendipity encounters of their « offspring ». It was only tangentially tied to Elio & Oliver. Less than an eight of the book devoted directly to them. I loved CMBYN but FM is a dismal story that deserves the trash can.

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  5. FACTUAL ERROR: Guadagnino, Chalamet and Taylor Russell signed onto the Bones & All script BEFORE the Jan 2021 Hammer controversy, not AFTER it! The screenplay had already been written, based on a book written back in 2015. Coincidences do occur! This isn’t such an amazing coincidence though, considering that Guadagnino had already directed a coming-of-age film in 2017 (CMBYN) and a horror in 2018 (Suspiria). Of course he would want to film this.
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    Disagree with above post from Don, too. It’s easy to look back and wish for a different actor, but let’s remember that Armie Hammer was perfectly cast at the time in the role of the breezily confident yet repressed Oliver who discovers something new while in Italy. With the actor’s unusually broad mind (which is one way to put it!), he truly absorbed himself into the role, apparently offscreen as well as on. I would not wish for a different actor, either straight or gay, either for Oliver or for Elio.

    As for openly LGBTQ+ actors, they should be offered a larger number of straight roles. Do better, Hollywood.

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  6. Ummm just don’t do the movie. Armie Hammer is irredeemable and for goodness sake no more straight actors playing gay for now. Make a different queer movie and hire LGBTQ+ actors.

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