Categories Call Me By Your Name Interview

Variety interview

Timothée spoke briefly to Variety about “Call Me By Your Name”. You can see a few snippets below and read the entire thing here. The site now also has a Twitter @timotheenet, so check that out!

Would you say the movie is a faithful adaptation?
I haven’t seen it! I don’t know. I’m trying to hold out. I want to see it in the theater too for the first time.

Did you have to audition?
Luca just offered it. I met with him over two years ago.

How did you prepare? Did you read the book in addition to the script?
I read the book a couple of times. I went out to Crema, Italy, which is where Luca lives and shot the film. I went out there a month and a half early and worked diligently on my Italian, which was OK but wasn’t as good as I got it by the time we shot. And I worked on the piano and guitar playing. I spent a lot of time in a small town in France, growing up. I had an understanding of what small-town European life was like. But the Italian version of that would be different. I would literally sit in the town square to see what life was like out there. I met a group of young kids my age that didn’t know I was an actor, and I got to go out with them on weekends.

Categories Awards Event

Clive Barnes Award

As reported back in November, Timothée was up for the Clive Barnes Award for his turn as Jim Quinn in The Prodigal Son. Unfortunately, he didn’t win the award, but you can see a group picture from the award show in the gallery.


Categories Call Me By Your Name Film Hot Summer Nights Stills

Movie news

First off, according to Variety, the distribution rights for Timothée’s upcoming Sundance flick, “Call Me By Your Name”, have already been sold to Sony Pictures Classics.

One of the buzziest titles to debut at this month’s Sundance Film Festival is already off the market. “Call Me By Your Name,” a gay love story in the tradition of “Brokeback Mountain,” has sold to Sony Pictures Classics, Variety has learned.

The deal for worldwide rights, estimated to be north of $6 million, was struck after several buyers expressed serious interest. The movie will debut in the upcoming Park City festival’s Premieres section.

“Call Me By Your Name,” adapted from the 2007 novel by Andre Aciman, follows an affair after a chance meeting in 1980s Italy between a 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet from “Homeland”) and a twentysomething man (Armie Hammer). It’s not clear what the movie will be rated, but the book involves a sexually explicit act with a peach and other charged moments.

Secondly, the first still from “Hot Summer Nights” is out and you can see it in the gallery.