The Call Me by Your Name sequel might actually be happening. Though Luca Guadagnino’s landmark film about the love affair between Armie Hammer’s Oliver and Timothée Chalamet’s Elio isn’t your typical sequel fare, the team behind the original won’t stop teasing a follow-up. In his recent New Yorker profile, Guadagnino revealed that he wants Dakota Johnson, the star of his film A Bigger Splash and his upcoming Suspiria, to play Oliver’s wife in the hypothetical sequel.
“She has to be a New England kind of hoochie woman,” he said of the character, adding that she and Oliver would have had “maybe five children” in the years since we last saw him. Guadagnino seems to have taken quite the liking to Johnson, who he worked with in 2016’s A Bigger Splash and the upcoming Suspiria remake.
Of course, there couldn’t be a sequel without Chalamet, whose Oscar-nominated performance as the lovelorn Elio helped launch his career into the stratosphere. When we last saw Elio, he was emoting by a fireplace while Sufjan Stevens’s “Visions of Gideon” played, breaking all of our hearts simultaneously. Based on a recent interview with Time, Chalamet is totally game if and when the sequel does happen. “I don’t see any world where it doesn’t happen,” he said. “I think [author André Aciman] is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca [Guadagnino] really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.”
So that settles it. A sequel to Call Me by Your Name sounds like a virtual lock somewhere down the road. All they need is a title, which Guadagnino admits is one of their primary concerns. “It cannot be Call Me by Your Name Two,” he said. Hmm, what about Call Me by Your Name: Infinity War? Hey, we’re just spit balling here.
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Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson during Focus Features, NBC Universal Television Group and Universal Pictures Golden Globes After Party in 2006.
Dakota Johnson attends Art of Elysium “Bright Lights” with VERSUS by Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane at Milk Studios on April 30, 2010 in New York City.
Dakota Johnson arrives at 2011 MOCA Gala, An Artist’s Life Manifesto, Directed by Marina Abramovic at MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, California, on November 12, 2011.
LDakota Johnson attends the “Goats” Los Angeles premiere held at Landmark Nuart Theatre on August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the Fox 2012 Programming Presentation Post-Show Party at Wollman Rink Central Park on May 14, 2012 in New York City.
Dakota Johnson arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere ’21 Jumpstreet’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on March 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala in L.A.
Dakota Johnson arrives at the 26th Annual BAFTA LA Garden Party at the British Consul-General’s official residence on June 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the 2014 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Dakota Johnson attends the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.
Dakota Johnson in New York after The Today Show
Dakota Johnson backstage after the Chanel Fall 2014 Haute Couture show in Paris.
Dakota Johnson arrive at the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
Dakota Johnson arrives at “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.
Dakota Johnson attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the official After Party Dinner for the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 14, 2016 in London, England.
Dakota Johnson attends at Vogue 100: A Century Of Style atNational Portrait Gallery on February 9, 2016 in London, England.
Dakota Johnson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
Dakota Johnson attends the “Bad Times At The El Royale” New York screening at Metrograph on September 27, 2018 in New York City.
Dakota Johnson attends the premiere of 20th Century FOX’s “Bad Times At The El Royale” at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Dakota Johnson attends ‘Suspiria’ photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on September 1, 2018 in Venice, Italy.
Dakota Johnson walks the red carpet ahead of the ‘Suspiria’ screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 1, 2018 in Venice, Italy.