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The wheels are in motion for a possible “Call Me by Your Name” sequel, but star Armie Hammer has hesitations.
While discussing the prospect during a recent Vulture interview, the actor shared that there have been “really loose conversations” about a followup. He then expressed his concerns — namely, that any sequel won’t be able to “match up with the first.”
The 2017 romantic drama starring Hammer and Timothée Chalamet did certainly set a high bar. Among its accolades was an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Hammer described the project to Vulure as “a perfect storm” (a good one) and suggested they should perhaps “leave that alone.”
“If we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment,” Hammer said.
That doesn’t mean he’s unwilling to reprise his role, though. Director Luca Guadagnino already has an idea for the story, and Hammer indicated an “incredible script” could sway him.
“If we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an asshole to say no,” he said.
We don’t know yet what story a “Call Me by Your Name” followup would tell, especially considering the André Aciman novel it’s based on doesn’t have a sequel. The author is, however, writing one, as he tweeted in December. Prior to that, Guadagnino told USA Today that he and Aciman were “conceiving the story” and it would take place five or six years after the events of “Call Me by Your Name.”
We’ll see if a sequel does indeed happen — and whether or not it can allay Hammer’s doubts.
Call Me by Your NameRNovember 24th, 201793metacriticBased on 51 Critics
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Read More
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