Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Hotel Mumbai,” actor Armie Hammer was asked about how the teased “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is coming along, and from the sounds of if things are progressing.
Late last year, during promotional rounds for the Oscar-winning film, filmmaker Luca Guadagnino suggested a potential plan to do a “Before Sunrise” style series of films which would revisit Armie Hammer’s Oliver and Timothee Chalamet’s Elio characters every few years with the actors playing older versions of their characters meeting up again after years apart. Of its current status, Armie Hammer tells Variety:
“It will happen because there are already people working on it and trying to make it happen. How much do I know and how much could I tell you are two very different things. I know a lot, but I can’t tell you anything.
More than anything I trust the artistic direction to Luca and [novelist] André Aciman and to those guys who did such a good job handling it the first time around. The only thing I want to see is I want to see it happen. I want to do it again.
I miss the whole crew. It was such a special time. It was such a collaborative, unique, and totally immersive filming experience that I never really had, nor since. If we get to do another one, I’ll feel really lucky.”
Hammer has also revealed he continues to receive peached-theme gifts due to the film, including a 10-pound bag of peach-flavored Haribo candy. The first film was shot for just $3.5 million and ended up grossing $41.7 million theatrically.