Since the release of the Oscar-nominated, zeitgeist-dominating film, Call Me By Your Name in 2017, fans of the genius duo that is Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino have been waiting eagerly for the moment the pair will reunite. Our hopes and dreams were briefly entertained when news of a CMBYN sequel was announced, and now Chalamet and Guadagnino are serving us with a double treat, with rumours that the pair are set to collaborate on the new film, Bones & All.
Now, with confirmation of the film well and truly secure, we've been treated to our first look at the production, which is currently shooting as we type.
The upcoming project is also set to star Canadian actress Taylor Russell, who you may remember from the psychological thriller, Escape Room. While there aren't a lot of details available about Bones & All just yet, what we do know for certain is that the film has been pipped as horror-love story with Chalamet and Russell at the centre. The little insight we have so far suggests that Russell will play a young woman named Maren; who is learning how to live on the outskirts of town when she swept up in on a cross-country trip with Lee (Chalamet) to find her absent father. The screenplay, which is being penned by Luca Guadagnino's long-term collaborator, Dave Kajganich, has been adapted by Camille DeAngelis' novel of the same name. So, there's no question we're in for something magical.
The teaser image, which we have caught a whiff of, shows Chalamet and Russell stopped at a remote gas station. Chalamet is dressed in an outfit that feels like a mix between CMBYN and We Are Who We Are, another of Guadagnino's directorial pursuits.
The other brilliant news is that our beloved Chloë Sevigny is set to join the cast, alongside Hollywood-family royalty, Francesca Scorsese.
By now, it's no secret that the connection created between Chalamet's acting and Guadagnino's directorial genius is a winning formula. Their CMBYN collaboration grossed $41.8 million USD at the box office, simultaneously becoming a pop culture sensation and seeing both Chalamet and Guadagnino receiving Oscar nominations for their respective roles. Although their reunion has been a longtime coming, both parties have been busy as ever.
Chalamet has several film releases in the pipeline; several delayed due to the impact of the pandemic on the film industry. His highly-anticipated portrayal of Paul Atriedes in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune is set to premiere in October later this year, with Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch also hoping to see a 2021 release. If this wasn't enough, Chalamet has also been confirmed to star in the upcoming Willy Wonka origin film, Wonka. Talk about a busy schedule.
Guadignino himself is also quite the busy man, reportedly producing and working on a new film for Netflix, titled Born to be Murdered; set to star Alicia Vikander and John David Washington.
Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming film by Luca Guadagnino, Bones & All.