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Call Me by Your Name Sequel Officially on the Way, and Soon

'Call Me by Your Name' Sequel Officially on the Way, and Soon

'Call Me by Your Name' Sequel Officially on the Way, and Soon

We've got a title, synopsis, and a release date. 

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We’d heard a Call Me by Your Name sequel was on the way, but now we actually have a date—October 29, 2019.

Call Me by Your Name, of course, was first an acclaimed novel by André Aciman that followed the story of 17-year-old Elio and his sexual encounters with his father’s intern Oliver. The novel was later adapted into a critically-acclaimed film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

Aciman announced on Twitter last year that, after the film’s success, he was planning a sequel novel.

According to Vulture, the publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux even have a title and a preliminary synopsis for us:

“In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively. Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe.”

The news comes just shortly after Hammer gave an interview suggesting he’s not too keen on doing a film version of the sequel.

“[The first film] felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment,” he said.

Hammer did admit, though, that if both Chalamet and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino were in, he’d “be an asshole to say no.”

Now that the book is concretely on the way, maybe Hammer will end up feeling differently about the whole thing, but film or no film, there are still more adventures in Elio’s world to come.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.