"Call Me By Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino wants to make the third time of working with actress Dakota Johnson the charm — by casting her in a key role in the hoped-for sequel to the Oscar-nominated film.
Guadagnino has teamed up with Johnson in 2016’s "A Bigger Splash" and the upcoming "Suspiria" remake. He has said he is serious about making a sequel to "Call Me By Your Name," and in a recent New Yorker profile, he declared he wants Johnson to play the wife of Armie Hammer's character Oliver.
At the end of "Call Me By Your Name," [SPOILERS AHEAD] Oliver calls Elio (the Oscar-nominated Timothée Chalamet), with whom he had a dreamy summer fling in Italy, and informs him he's engaged.
The sequel would introduce Johnson as the woman Oliver married.
“She has to be a New England kind of hoochie woman,” Guadagnino explained to Hammer, who was present for the interview. “You have, maybe, five children.”
“Oh, great,” Hammer replied.
Guadagnino has previously said the sequel would take place in the early 1990s, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and would touch upon the AIDs epidemic. Both Chalamet and Hammer have indicated they are completely on board to do a sequel, should it happen.
“The only problem is the title,” Guadagnino said. “It cannot be ‘Call Me by Your Name Two.’ ”