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Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet

Call Me By Your Name, starring Armie Hammer (left) and Timothée Chalamet, begins filming

Luca Guadagnino, director of the visionary, modern classics I Am Love and A Bigger Splash (which is in theaters now) is filming his next movie right now and one that is sure to stir up controversy and probably a few other things. Based on the book by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of 17-year old Elio (played by Timothée Chalamet, who is 20), the only child of an American-Italian family, whose family take in a 24-year old American scholar named Oliver (played by Armie Hammer, 29) while in Italy. Oliver’s stay is meant to be to help Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg) with his work in Greek culture but soon the two young men become intensely attracted to each other and a summer of danger and passion ensues in this 1980s-set coming of age drama.

The screenplay was co-written by Guadagnino, Walter Fasano and James Ivory – the Oscar-nominated director of Howard’s End and as well as the seminal gay masterpiece Maurice. The film is being co-produced by Frenesy Film Company and Water’s End Productions but does not have a U.S. distributor or release date as of yet.

Recently, some pictures popped up on Instagram while of the movie filming in Italy filming:

Armie Hammer


Armie Hammer and Luca Guadagnino


From left; Luca Guadagnino, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar


From left; Amira Casar, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg


Guadagnino, right, with cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Guadagnino, right, with cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom


About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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