Armie Hammer Might be Out on 'Call Me By Your Name' Sequel

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Despite previously saying he'd be down to star in a sequel to the gay romance drama "Call Me By Your Name" actor Armie Hammer has apparently changed his tune.

His latest comments about the project came during an interview with Vulture. Hammer joked that costar Timothee Chalamet was not doing the movie because he wasn't getting paid $15 million.

"No, the truth is, there have been really loose conversations about it, but at the end of the day — I'm sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it, and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them," Hammer explained. "And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we're setting ourselves up for disappointment. I don't know that anything will match up to the first, you know?"

When asked if Chalamete felt the same way, Hammer told Vulture:

"I don't know. I haven't had that conversation with them explicitly. But I mean, look. If we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy's in, and Luca's in, I'd be an asshole to say no. But at the same time, I'm like, 'That was such a special thing, why don't we just leave that alone?'"

The actor went on to say that he's "not sure" the sequel was "really definitely going to happen."

"People just seemed so excited about it that we were like, 'Oh, yeah, fuck it! We'll do it, sure!'" Hammer told Vulture, then turning to his publicist to add, "Was it ever really like, real real?"

His publicist said, "I think it's not real until it is."

"It's not real until it is. And I won't do it for less than, uh, $10 million!" he said.

Hammer also said there's no script or concrete plans for the film.

Despite Hammer's comments, the author of the book "Call Me By Your Name" is based on said he's writing a sequel. Director Luca Guadagnino has long been touting a follow up to the film, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. James Ivory won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Click here to read Vulture's full interview with Hammer.

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