We have some major news regarding that Call Me By Your Name sequel people won’t stop talking about.
No, not the Call Me By Your Name sequel that stars Timothie Chalamet and Armie Hammer reprising their roles as Elio and Oliver.
We’re talking about the other one. The Call Me By Your Name sequel written by author André Aciman.
In March, Aciman confirmed that he was finishing work on a followup to his 2007 novel. Speaking to Vulture, he said, “The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years.”
Over the weekend, the author shared the novel’s cover with his 20K+ Twitter followers, along with the caption: “Here’s the cover of my forthcoming novel, FIND ME, where you’ll rediscover Elio and Oliver. Coming October 2019.”
Here's the cover of my forthcoming novel, FIND ME, where you'll rediscover Elio and Oliver.
Coming October 2019. pic.twitter.com/6JCREBykTk
— André Aciman (@aaciman) May 3, 2019
Find Me will hit bookstores on October 29 and is being published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The official synopsis reads:
In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters two decades after their first meeting.
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.
Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
In a recent interview with EW, Aciman said the characters of Elio and Oliver have been with him ever since he wrote Call Me By Your Name and “they’ve never left.”
“I fell in love with them, fell in love with their love, and have never stopped thinking of them. Better yet, I would never have learned so much or been so stirred by young love until I woke up one morning and started writing the word, ‘Later.’”
As for the sequel coming to the big screen, it sounds like that’s pretty much a done deal.
Last fall, Chalamet told Time, “I don’t see any world where it doesn’t happen. 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.”
Earlier this year, Hammer said he was hesitant but not totally closed off to the idea , telling Vulture, “If we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an asshole to say no.”