fans of call me by your name, one of the most beloved LGBTQ films of all time, were excited to hear about another collaboration between that film’s star, Timothée Chalamet, and its director, Luca Guadagnino. However, a key member of the CMBYN The cast was not included in the new project – Armie Hammer.
Hammer, who played Oliver opposite Elio de Chalamet in the 2017 Oscar-winning romance, has been mired in scandal for the better part of two years after alleged text messages from the actor making leaks online. reference to extreme BDSM play and even cannibalistic fantasies, as well as further accusations of physical and psychological abuse.
So it seemed suspiciously ironic that Guadagnino and Chalamet’s new joint effort, titled bones and all Y Based on the Camille DeAngelis novel of the same name, it is a romantic horror film that follows two teenage cannibals on a road trip in the 1980s. According to the official synopsis, the film is “the story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning to survive on the fringes of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense, disenfranchised drifter, when they meet and join in a thousand-mile odyssey that will take them through back roads, hidden passageways and trapdoors of Ronald Reagan’s America.”
Adding to the irony, bones and all will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Friday 2 September, the same day the Armie Hammer documentary, hammer House, will be released on Discovery+, a three-episode docuseries detailing Hammer’s fall from grace and family history.
But is the new movie related to the Armie Hammer cannibal rumors? This is what we know.
Is ‘Bones and All’ about Armie Hammer?
“I didn’t realize it. I realized it later when they started telling me some of these innuendos on social media,” said Luca Guadagnino. Term (opens in a new tab) of the connection between his new movie and the Hammer scandal.
“This project, which was a popular book, had been in development for several years before Dave Kajganich brought it to me in 2020. I immediately responded to these characters who are disenfranchised and living on the fringes of society. Any link anything else exists only in the realm of social media, which I don’t relate to,” the director continued. “The relationship between this kind of digital gossip and our desire to make this movie is non-existent and should be answered with a shrug. I’d rather talk about what the movie has to say, rather than things that have nothing to do with it.” with that.”
After the popularity and critical acclaim of call me by your name, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of Hammer, Chalamet and Guadagnino reuniting for a sequel. (Author André Aciman published a sequel to his novel call me by your name in 2019 called Find me.) However, with all that has happened in recent years with Hammer, as well as Chalamet’s tight filming schedule, Guadagnino has since moderated any talk of a sequel.
“The truth of the matter is that my heart is still out there, but now I’m working on this movie and I hope to make Scarface soon, and I have a lot of projects, so I’m going to focus on this side of the Atlantic and the movies that I want to do,” he said. Term (opens in a new tab) last year.