Arthouse films tend to be standalones, but during press last year for “Call Me By Your Name” those involved in the film seemed keen on doing a sequel – essentially turning it into something akin to Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ trilogy where we revisit the same two characters a few years later.
Out doing press for “Beautiful Boy,” the original film’s breakout star Timothee Chalamet spoke with TIME and says he’s guaranteed to return and the film is pretty much set – it’s mainly a question of when:
“I don’t see any world where [‘Call Me By Your Name 2’] doesn’t happen. I think Andre [Aciman, author of the original novel] is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca [Guadagnino, director of the film] really wants it. And I know Armie [Hammer, Chalamet’s co-star] and I are 1000% in. I think it’ll be a couple of years later, and I think that’s cool – to take advantage of the ‘Boyhood’-style of storytelling. That isn’t done all the time.”
Guadagnino has been busy working on his “Suspiria” remake which is opening in a few weeks, while both Chalamet and Hammer have films opening this Fall.