Luca Guadagnino says story of Call Me By Your Name sequel likely to deviate from author Andre Aciman's books

Call Me By Your Name, set in 1980s Italy, followed the love story of Elio and Oliver.

FP Staff December 08, 2019 14:07:39 IST
Luca Guadagnino says story of Call Me By Your Name sequel likely to deviate from author Andre Aciman's books

Luca Guadagnino says the sequel to his critically-acclaimed feature Call Me By Your Name might deviate from the story told in author Andre Aciman's books.

Based on Aciman's novel of the same name, the gay romance film showcased Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver's (Armie Hammer) summer love story set in northern Italy in 1983.

Luca Guadagnino says story of Call Me By Your Name sequel likely to deviate from author Andre Acimans books

Luca Guadagnino. Image from Twitter

The author recently came out with the book's follow-up, Find Me, which released in October this year.

Speaking at a masterclass on the sidelines of Marrakech Film Festival, Guadagnino said he was "strongly faithful" to the original source when he made the 2017 film but might not be so with the sequel.

"The passion I have is for actors and the characters, and I believe these characters have more things to do and experience and could be interesting to see them growing in life, it's not about a sequel it's about what happens to them, and how to track the actors ageing into the characters (It seems that) a viable option meets in the middle of what Andre has created," the director said, according to Variety.

Though the sequel is yet to be officially announced, Guadagnino has time and again made it clear that he intends to do the follow-up.

Call Me By Your Name went on to earn four nominations at the 2018 Oscars, including Best Picture. It was honoured with the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

Previously, the filmmaker had said that he aims to address the HIV-AIDS crisis. He also hoped for the films to develop as a decades-long Before Sunrise-like series.

Guadagnino will next helm an HBO drama series tentatively titled We Are Who We Are.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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