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Michael Stuhlbarg says Luca Guadagnino "is serious" about 'Call Me By Your Name’ sequel

Director Luca Guadagnino is planning a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, according to Michael Stuhlbarg.

Stuhlbarg, who played the role of Elio Perlman’s father in the film, has said that both director Guadagnino and writer and author of the original book Andrée Aciman are excited about the prospect of a second film.

The film, which was heavily represented at the 90th Academy Awards earlier this year, was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor(Chalamet), Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning the latter.

“He [Guadagnino] seems to think that we might be able to pick up the action a few years later,” Stuhlbarg said, “to see what’s happened to these characters and the choices they’ve made, and life after this particularly momentous summer for them all. But it sounds like something he’s serious about, and André Aciman is thrilled I think at the idea.”

Stuhlberg then delved deeper, adding that Aciman’s original book could provide more material for a second film: “There are portions of the book that we didn’t mine as thoroughly,” he said.

“I’m curious about it myself and I would be thrilled to be a part of any kind of a sequel. It was a very special experience for all of us. I think it would have to be some kind of unique thing from what it was, but I would absolutely be game for trying.”