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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: