‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel ‘Call Me By Your Grindr Name’ in the works
It’s still performing strongly at the box office, but a sequel to the acclaimed gay coming of age movie “Call Me By Your Name” is already being planned.
Tentatively titled “Call Me By Your Grindr Name,” the new film will pick up the saga over three decades later, in the fast-paced, dizzying age of social media and dating apps. Call Me By Your Name screenplay author James Ivory, who adapted the novel by André Aciman, has been tapped to develop the original storyline for the sequel, with assistance from Aciman.
“We don’t want to give away the plot too much, but Elio and Oliver will run into each other again on Grindr, the gay dating app, some thirty-plus years after their summer romance in 1983,” says Ivory. “Elio will be in his early 50s, still single, while Oliver will be in his 60s, divorced and a bit overweight.”
Director Luca Guadagnino is expected to return to helm the sequel, which will be set in San Francisco, California this time. While casting calls have yet to be put out, Harvey Fierstein, Rupert Everett and Neil Patrick Harris have all expressed interest.