Hold onto your peaches because André Aciman, the author of the best-selling book and award-winning film Call Me By Your Name, has revealed the title and release date of its book sequel!
I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.
— André Aciman (@aaciman) December 4, 2018
In a statement from publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux to Vulture, Aciman confirmed that the sequel, Find Me, will be dropping this October 29, 2019. It will be set years after Call Me By Your Name and will focus on the life and struggle of Elio’s father. According to the statement, “In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively. Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe.”
Despite the coming of a book sequel, there are no plans as of now to turn it into a film. Armie Hammer, who played Oliver opposite Elio’s Timothée Chalamet, was most especially vocal about his opinion on having a film sequel. He says in an interview with Vulture, “I’m sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them. And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment.”
Hammer believes that nothing can ever match up to the first movie. “That was such a special thing, why don’t we just leave that alone?”
Nevertheless, Aciman is pretty psyched up about his book sequel. He says in a statement, “The world of Call Me by Your Name never left me. Though I created the characters and was the author of their lives, what I never expected was that they’d end up teaching me things about intimacy and about love that I didn’t quite think I knew until I’d put them down on paper. The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years — which is why I wrote Find Me.”
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