Usually, when someone plays down a rumour, it is revealed within a matter of weeks that there was more than a grain of truth to it. However, when it comes to the Call Me By Your Name follow-up, fans really ought not to hold their breath.
However, the good news for fans is that director Luca Guadagnino did cite another new project in the works that will star Timothée Chalamet.
When asked by Deadline about the possibility of a sequel, the director replied: “The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there, but I’m working on [Bones & All] 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.”
Filming on Bones & All is currently underway in Ohio. The project sees Taylor Russell cast as Maren Yearly, a woman who is on “a cross-country trip as she searches for a father she’s never met in an attempt to understand why she has the urge to kill and eat the people that love her.”
The story is based on André Aciman’s book of the same name which was published in 2019 and it sees Chalamet take on the role of Lee, “An intense and disenfranchised drifter” who pairs up with Maren on her journey.
What furthers the issues of a potential sequel is that Chalamet has a hectic schedule ahead. After filming wraps on Bones & All he will be whisked off to star in the new Paul King-directed incarnation of Willy Wonka.
In short, with André Acimen having completed the second Call Me By Your Name novel and interest from a lot of parties, a sequel is not off the cards. However, there’s a long way to go, but thankfully there is plenty going on for Chalamet and Guadagnino in the meantime.