After months of speculation, a sequel to Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-winning film has been confirmed. 

The film, which won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards, has turned back to André Aciman for the sequel. The original film, based on Aciman’s novel of the same name, is also likely to welcome back lead stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. 

It was only a matter of weeks ago that Michael Stuhlbarg, the actor who played the role of Elio Perlman’s father in the film, confirmed the preliminary plans for a follow-up. 

Chalamet himself fueled the speculation by saying: “I don’t see any world where [the sequel] doesn’t happen. I think Andre is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.”

While Aciman was always on board to attempt a sequel, the lingering doubts about a strong plotline continued to cause a debate, the writer himself said: “[A] sequel would be wonderful,” in an interview earlier this year. “The problem with a sequel is that you need plot,” he added. 

Well, it would appear that the plot has arrived. Taking to social media to break the news, Aciman said “I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one!” 

The news also appears to have greatly pleased Hammer:

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