After not making a feature film for half-a-decade, director Luca Guadagnino is on quite a productive streak recently. His reunion with Tilda Swinton after I Am Love, the highly recommended A Bigger Splash, is now in theaters, and he plans to shoot his remake of Suspiria this fall. In between, he’s quietly begun production on a new feature.
Although there was no formal announcement, it’s been revealed to be an adaptation of André Aciman‘s novel Call Me By Your Name. Scripted by James Ivory and the director, it follows a 17-year-old boy who begins a romance with his father’s house guest. Taking the role of the boy is Interstellar star Timothée Chalamet while Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) plays his father and Armie Hammer (who will soon be seen in Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire and Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals) takes the role of the house guest.
With filming already underway as of two weeks ago — Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Arabian Nights, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) will serve as DP — Guadagnino has promised “plenty of nudity,” which is no surprise if you’ve seen his latest work. “One of the biggest inspiration is the 1983 movie A nos amours by Maurice Pialat and if you watch it, it has nothing of that somewhat stupid idea of big shoulders, big stripes and big hair,” he tells WWD.
I have added 16 images of Armie filming “Final Portrait “ to our photo archive.
The 28-year-old co-stars as writer James Lord in Final Portrait with the neighbourhood streets standing in for Paris in the 1960s.
The young American interviewed Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti, played by Geoffrey Rush, as he painted Lord’s picture in 1964 – his final work before his death two years later at 64.
Actor Stanley Tucci is directing Final Portrait from his own script, based on Lord’s book, A Giacometti Portrait. The movie also stars Clemence Poésy and Tony Shalhoub.
Fox Searchlight is closing a $17.5 million deal to acquire worldwide rights to “The Birth of a Nation,” a drama about the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, that had an electrifying premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The Weinstein Company, Netflix, Paramount, and Sony were among the companies making offers on the picture, Variety has learned. Bidding lasted through the night, with one company, believed to be Netflix, offering $20 million for the picture. The deal is the richest in Sundance history.
The film was written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars as Turner and invested his own money in the production. Parker is best known for his work in “The Great Debaters” and “Beyond the Lights.” The response to the picture was seismic and the Oscar buzz erupted as soon as the lights went up following the picture’s debut at the Eccles Theatre.
In a rave review, Variety critic Justin Chang wrote, “‘The Birth of a Nation’ exists to provoke a serious debate about the necessity and limitations of empathy, the morality of retaliatory violence, and the ongoing black struggle for justice and equality in this country. It earns that debate and then some.”
The cast includes Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley and Mark Boone Junior. WME handled sales of the film.
Deadline continues its Sundance Film Festival panel series with the fest’s most buzzed-about title: Nate Parker’s Birth Of A Nation, which world premiered yesterday at an emotional and electrifying screening and then landed a record $17.5M deal with Fox Searchlight after an all-night bidding war. Writer-director-producer-star Parker joins Deadline’s Dominic Patten right now at the Samsung Studio and brings with him co-stars Armie Hammer and Penelope Ann Miller, producers Jason Michael Berman and Kevin Turen and more to discuss the film’s seven-year odyssey to reach the screen.
We would like to wish a fantastic 29th birthday to incredible Armie! We hope you will spend a great day with all your loved ones. You are a huge inspiration to all of us!
Armie Hammer has just joined the cast of fashion designer and director Tom Ford‘s upcoming film Nocturnal Animals!
The 28-year-old actor – fresh off of his latest film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – will be playing Amy Adams‘ husband in the new movie.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kim Basinger, and Michael Shannon round out the star-studded cast.
The film will follow two parts – the first part following a woman named Susan, who receives a manuscript from her ex, asking for her opinion. The second part of the film involves Nocturnal Animals, which is the name of the manuscript. It is about a family vacation that turns violent.
Stay tuned for the movie, which is expected to hit theaters next year!
LATIMES.COM – This screen hero has a new pint-size sidekick: Armie Hammer is a father, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
Hammer and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, welcomed a daughter Monday, “The Lone Ranger” star’s rep told People exclusively, adding that both ladies were “doing great!”
The “Social Network” actor and the journalist, who married in 2010, revealed they had a baby on the way back in June.
Chambers was the guest of honor at a baby shower in early November and told Us Weekly at the time: “It was the perfect shower and way to welcome baby Hammer into the world.”
“Baby Hammer” is still the wee one’s working title at this point, as far as the public is concerned. Her name, weight and other details haven’t been released.
The baby girl arrived with the assistance of Dr. Jay Goldberg, a Hammer rep said. The doc practices out of Beverly Hills and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Hammer can be seen next summer in a reboot of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant and Alicia Vikander. He’ll play Illya Kuryakin, a character David McCallum — Dr. Donald Mallard on “NCIS” — brought to the small screen in the 1960s TV series of the same name.
ABCNEWS.COM – Armie Hammer is going to be a dad!
The “Lone Ranger” star and his wife of four years, TV host Elizabeth Chambers, are expecting a baby, a rep for the couple confirmed to ABC News.
Hammer, 27, married Chambers in 2010, around the time he got his big break as the Winkelvoss twins in “The Social Network.”
“They will be amazing parents,” a friend of the couple told ABC News. “They are such a loving couple that this is the perfect next chapter in their lives.”
Though both have careers in the limelight, the couple also owns and operates Bird Bakery eatery in Chambers’ hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Congratulations to both Armie and Elizabeth!
DEADLINE.COM – Tom Cruise has exited as the lead in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros.
Cruise was scheduled to star in the film with Armie Hammer, but he has stepped out of the picture to focus on producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5.
Paramount and Skydance are now planning to begin shooting the latest installment of that franchise before year’s end. Warner Bros has a script they like, and a top director who’s expecting to direct U.N.C.L.E. in the fall. The timing proved too difficult and so Cruise stepped out to focus on M:I5.
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