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The Author Of "Call Me By Your Name" Says That He Is Writing A Sequel

André Aciman tweeted: "I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one."

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I don't need to tell you that Call Me by Your Name was one of the standouts films of 2017 (and a film that a lot of people will remember for a very long time).

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Ever since the film was released, there has been a demand for a sequel — partly because it was so good, but also because of how it ended, which I won't reveal in this sentence in the unlikely event that you haven't watched it.

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So, you will be pleased to hear that André Aciman, the author of the adored novel the film was based on, has tweeted to confirm he’s writing a sequel.

I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.

And as you can imagine, this has created quite the reaction.

andré aciman has officially stated that he is writing a sequel to cmbyn i am ready to see more of his beautiful story and will prepare myself with a box of tissues https://t.co/HF8kjr5cp1

So, where are we with a sequel to the film?

In an interview with the New Yorker last month, the film's director, Luca Guadagnino, said he wants to make one and said: “The only problem is the title. It cannot be ‘Call Me by Your Name Two.’”

He also said that he had asked Dakota Johnson to play the wife of Oliver (Armie Hammer) in the sequel.
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He also said that he had asked Dakota Johnson to play the wife of Oliver (Armie Hammer) in the sequel.

Timothée Chalamet, who starred in the movie, was asked in an interview with Time in October whether he would return for a sequel. He responded: “Armie [Hammer] and I are 1000% in.”

He said: “I think André is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.”
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He said: “I think André is comfortable with a sequel being made. I know Luca really wants it. And I know Armie and I are 1000% in.”

However, James Ivory, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the original film, has said that he is not involved in any sequel and told the Film Stage: "They can’t do a sequel, I think, without [Aciman] being on board."

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So, the question is, now that Aciman has tweeted that he is writing on a sequel, would any future film by Guadagnino be based on his novel? And if so, how long will we have to wait?

Heck, let's not think about that just yet and just celebrate this news.

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BuzzFeed News has reached out to Aciman and representatives for Guadagnino for comment.