Armie Hammer fell from grace faster than anyone could grasp. His horrific leaked messages and voice recordings, allegations of being an abuser, and having a cannibal kink, all of it was enough to make him a social and industry pariah. On top of it, he also got a three-part Discovery+ docuseries made on him and his family’s dark secrets, called House of Hammer, which documented the problematic Hammer family history and how the actor himself is an heir to that legacy.
No one wants to touch Hammer, in personal or professional capacity. Except for one man – Luca Guadagnino.
Luca Guadagnino wants to give Armie Hammer his comeback
Armie Hammer is too big of a risk, not to forget an alleged abuser as well. Taking him up in any project can spell doom for everyone involved as the public is filled with dread and wrath for the Social Network actor.
However, a director he has formerly worked with is still more than willing to give him a chance. In fact, he wants to heartily take him up for his next project. Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, narrating the steamy, sensuous, and heart-wrenching tale of Elio and Oliver, portrayed on screen by Timothee Chalamet and Hammer, wants to make a sequel with the original cast.
Guadagnino was recently in an interview with Variety to talk about his upcoming film Bones and All, starring Timothee Chalamet. During the exchange, the director also shared his idea of making a sequel of his much-loved but much-debated work, Call Me by Your Name, an Oscar-winning film about age-gap gay romance. He said,
“I would love to make a second and third and fourth chapter of all my movies,” he began. “Why? Because I truly love the actors I work with, so I want to repeat the joy of doing what we did together.”
On being exclusively asked about casting Hammer in the film, Guadagnino replied without hesitation, “Yeah, of course.” However, talks of the sequel are little more than a castle in the air, as the Italian director said, “there is no hypothesis… so there is no movie.” It is simply “a wish and a desire.”
The concept behind the Call Me By Your Name sequel
In addition, he further claimed that he has yet to decide on a prospective story as well. Although, the sequel to the André Aciman novel is already out, under the title Find Me. But it looks like, the Suspiria director might want to take a different trajectory and focus on the character of the family house help, Mafalda, played by Vanda Capriolo.
Hammer would probably not have a chance to revive his career this soon, despite Guadagnino wishing so. The Rebecca actor has reportedly been seen selling timeshares, and that is the kind of job he would probably have to stick with since it’s highly unlikely for him to get a real acting gig anytime soon.
Source: Screen Geek