The filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to their explorations, touching on the screen of the LGBT identity. The director rose to fame in the united States in 2009 with the feature film ‘I am love’ and since then has maintained its connections with the american industry, something that has led to their next collaboration in the HBO series ‘We Are Who We Are’. However, the film that transformed Guadagnino in a famous character without a doubt is the story about coming to maturity through a perspective LGBT, ‘Call Me By Your Name’. Now, the director has stated that his next two projects are the sequel of this independent gem, ‘Find Me’.
The sequel to the literary ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Find Me’, was released in October of 2019, more than a decade after the first delivery. After reading it, Guadagnino started searching for a screenwriter to tackle the task of bringing this story to the big screen, but their meetings have been delayed by the outbreak of the coronavirus. However, as informs La Repubblica (via Gay IT), Guadagnino is delighted to return to the project with the distribution of luxury of the first delivery. “I was going to go to the united States to meet a writer that I really like, the name of which I don’t want to say right now… Unfortunately, he has cancelled everything. But it is a pleasure to work again with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel, and the other actors. They will all be in the new movie”.
It is also likely that the author behind the great romance between Elio and Oliver, Andrè Aciman, return to work with Guadagnino and this writer without a name to carry a film as beautiful and touching as the first. Although we expect changes with respect to ‘Find Me’, as the novel starts ten years after the summer that changed everything.
The marvelous mind of Luca Guadagnino
In addition to this film project, Luca Guadagnino is working on a documentary about an important figure in the culture italoamericana, Salvatore Ferragamo, the famous designer of shoes.
“I’ve almost finished the project I’ve been working for many years, the documentary about Salvatore Ferragamo, the shoemaker of dreams, the story of an Italian genius and his life between the south of Italy and the founding of Hollywood, of autarchy and fascist how Ferragamo managed to create wonderful things despite their limitations”, says Guadagnino. “I have many testimonies, from criticism of the fashion directors such as Martin Scorsese, who explains what it means for a young man of sixteen years he came by boat from Naples to become a friend and become couturier to the stars of Hollywood”.
The documentary was scheduled to debut in 2020 in Italy. It is not yet known if this date will change due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.