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'Call Me By Your Name' Author Announces He's Writing Sequel

Tuesday Dec 4, 2018
Timothee Chalamet in "Call Me By Your Name."
Timothee Chalamet in "Call Me By Your Name."  (Source:Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

Out filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, who directed the gay coming-of-age film "Call Me By Your Name," has teased the movie's sequel for sometime now. And now the author of the novel that the film is based on revealed he's writing a follow up to the love story.

Taking to Twitter, André Aciman said: "I would actually love a sequel to 'Call Me by Your Name.' In fact, I am writing one."

The writer's comments come not long after legendary director and screenwriter James Ivory (who won an Oscar for adapting the novel for the 2017 movie) cast doubt on a sequel to "CMBYN." Last month, Ivory said Aciman told The Film Stage a sequel "was not a good idea."

"They can't do a sequel, I think, without him being on board. It's his characters and his story," he added. "But that seems to have died down a bit. I haven't heard much about it lately.

"I don't and I wouldn't want to be involved," Ivory also said. "I can't imagine having to make ['CMBYN' star] Timothée Chalamet look 45. I mean, that would be horrendous and so fake looking if that's what they are going to do!

Nevertheless, Chalamet's costar Armie Hammer responded to Aciman's tweet, simply writing, "BOOM!"


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