Last year, Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name was all that cinephiles could talk about. This year, we can't wait for his highly-anticipated remake of Suspiria, starring Dakota Johnson, who also starred in Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash.
And it appears those two worlds will collide in the much-discussed sequel to CMBYN. In a profile for The New Yorker, Guadagnino revealed he wants Johnson to make an appearance in the film. She'd potentially play the wife of Armie Hammer's Oliver.
“She has to be a New England kind of hoochie woman,” he told Hammer during the interview. “You have, maybe, five children.”
The end of the book picks up years later, which seems to set the scene for the film's sequel. It's being compared to Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight, a series of romantic films starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy that each were made nine years apart. But Guadagnino is still having trouble deciding on a title for his sequel.
“The only problem is the title,” he said. “It cannot be Call Me by Your Name Two.”