Timothée Chalamet’s turn as Elio Perlman in the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, thrust the 24-year-old into the spotlight making him a household name.
And now, according to the film’s director Luca Guadagnino, a second film is on the way, starring Chalamet and co-star Armie Hammer.
In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Guadgnino said that “everyone will be in the new movie” from the original.
“Of course, it was a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors,” he said.
While not much else has been revealed, the second film is likely to be based on the novel Find Me by André Aciman, the sequel to the novel in which Call Me By Your Name was based.
The first film is set in 1980s Italy and is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love between Elio Perlman (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old young man and Oliver (Hammer), a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate.
Elio spends his days in his family’s 17th-century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel) until the arrival of Oliver, who arrives as the annual summer intern of his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specialising in Greco-Roman culture and his mother, Anella (Amita Casar) a translator.
Amid the sun-drenched splendour of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
In the sequel, which features the same characters, takes place 10 years after the original story takes place.
While it is officially happening, Guadgnino also revealed that the movie has been put on hold during the coronavirus.
“Before coronavirus, I made a trip to the United States to meet a screenwriter I love very much, whose name I don’t want to say, to talk about the second part. Unfortunately, we had to put it on hold,” he said.
Call Me by Your Name was nominated for four Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018 including best actor for Chalamet and best picture, while James Ivory won for best-adapted screenplay.
WATCH: The official trailer for Call Me By Your Name (2017).