Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer has confirmed that a follow-up to the highly-acclaimed romantic drama “will happen”.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, the American actor was questioned on the sequel, and revealed: “It will happen because there are already people working on it and trying to make it happen.”
He added: “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.”
Luca Guadagnino’s gay drama set in the Italian countryside in the summer of 1983 stole hearts across the globe when it was released in cinemas last year.
Oliver and Elio were portrayed perfectly on screen by Hammer and Timothée Chalamet respectively, making us all wistful for our own love story to play out over a soundtrack of The Psychedelic Furs’ Love My Way.
But for those of you who have read André Aciman’s novel of the same name, which was adapted for the movie, you’ll know that that final scene isn’t where it stops on the pages.
Oliver and Elio’s romance lingers over them both for another two decades, which led us to ask Luca before the film was released last year if there were any plans to explore those years in future movies.
“Maybe in time we’ll be able to tell more stories about these people,” he told Gay Times. “I’ve spoken to Andre about that and, yeah, Andre is up for it.”
After scoring major awards season buzz – including a win for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards – it looks like those plans have been put into motion.
“I’m already conceiving the story with André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” he told USA Today. “It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”
Watch the trailer for Call Me By Your Name below.