Right before the Sundance Film Festival is set to begin, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the worldwide rights to Call Me by Your Name, a gay love story directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Call Me by Your Name is based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name and stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year old American scholar spending the summer of 1983 in Northern Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, played by Timothee Chalamet.
Guadagnino co-wrote Call Me by Your Name‘s screenplay with James Ivory and Walter Fasano. The film also contains original songs written and performed by Sufjan Stevens.
In a statement, SPC said, “Visually rich, stunning, deeply emotional and sensual, Call Me By Your Name confirms Luca Guadagnino as one of the world’s master filmmakers. It will be a privilege to bring the movie to audiences around the world.”
The film’s rating isn’t known yet, but the book involves several sexually explicit scenes that could raise the ratings board’s puritanical hackles if they end up in the finished cut.
At this point there is no trailer available.