Chloë Sevigny has become the latest name to join Timothée Chalamet on Luca Guadagnino’s new cannibal film Bones and All.
The film, an adaptation of the Camille DeAngelis novel scripted by Guadagnino’s long time collaborator David Kajganich, will also star the likes of Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Jessica Harper, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, Francesca Scorsese and Halloween director David Gordon Green in his acting debut.
The original novel tells the story Maren Yearly “who is on a cross-country trip as she searches for the father she’s never met in an attempt to understand why she has the urge to kill and eat the people that love her,” according to a synopsis.
Speaking about the new project on the first day of filming, Guadagnino said: “I’d been handed this beautiful script by David Kajganich, and while I was reading it, I felt like I knew how to make this movie,” he told Deadline. “At the same time, the second I read it, I said, I think only Timothée can play this role.”
Adding: “He’s fantastic, a great performer and to see him soaring the way he is doing now, I feel proud of him. And this character is something very new for him, both endearing and heartbreaking.
“I’ve been a fan of Taylor Russell since I saw her in Waves, and I made it a point to myself to make sure we found something to do together,” he continues, adding: “This is a very romantic story, about the impossibility of love and yet, the need for it, even in extreme circumstances. Timmy and Taylor have this power, this gleaming power, to portray these universal feelings.”
He concluded: “I’ve been totally influenced by the American culture, American cinema and now, American landscape, so I’m very happy and proud that I’ve finally come to this shore. The last few months have been amazing for me, getting to know this part of the country, which is beautiful and unseen.”