James Ivory won’t be back for “Call Me By Your Name” sequel

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James Ivory won’t be back for “Call Me By Your Name” sequel
James Ivory won’t be back for “Call Me By Your Name” sequel

Few months ago, the director Luca Guadagnino revealed that sequel of “Call Me By Your Name” is on the way. But sadly, James Ivory won’t returning to be a screenwriter for “Call Me By Your Name” sequel.

In his recent interview with The Film Stage, the 90-year-old writer told that he not only won’t be scripting a follow-up movie but also a sequel shouldn’t happen.

“I don’t and I wouldn’t want to be involved. I can’t imagine having to make Timothée Chalamet look 45. I mean, that would be horrendous and so fake looking if that’s what they are going to do!”

Not only Ivory won’t returning, but the author of the book, André Aciman isn’t on board with a sequel happening, either. Ivory estimates that if Aciman doesn’t want a sequel to happen then it won’t, since he owns the rights to the characters of Elio and Oliver.

“André Aciman just laughed at the idea to me. He said it was not a good idea. They can’t do a sequel, I think, without him being on board. It’s his characters and his story. But that seems to have died down a bit. I haven’t heard much about it lately.”

James Ivory won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name”. And according to the director, sequel of “Call Me By Your Name” wouldn’t happen until at least 2020 with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer back to reprise their role as lover Elio and Oliver.

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