Armie Hammer shaves head during lockdown

Armie Hammer has shocked fans by shaving his head during self-isolation. The Call Me by Your Name actor surprised his Instagram followers in April when he debuted a radical new look featuring a mohawk and a handlebar moustache, and on Tuesday, he reve…

Armie Hammer has shocked fans by shaving his head during self-isolation.

The Call Me by Your Name actor surprised his Instagram followers in April when he debuted a radical new look featuring a mohawk and a handlebar moustache, and on Tuesday, he revealed he had taken matters a step further by shaving his hair off entirely.

He posted a picture to his Instagram Stories which showed him wearing a patterned kaftan and shorts while holding a bottle of beer and a mixing bowl in his hands. He can be seen standing in a kitchen with his new shaved head, a trimmed moustache, and pink toenails.

“Day 1328 of the ‘Tine: Cracked a beer, put on a Kaftan and fried up some Mac n cheese balls at 9:30 in the morning. What are you gonna do about it?” he wrote in the accompanying caption.

The Social Network actor has been in lockdown with his wife Elizabeth Chambers and their two children on the Cayman Islands, where he lived as a young boy.

After he shared a snap of his new mohawk look, which he accompanied with a fringed tank top and patterned beach shorts, on Instagram in April, Chambers posted video footage of her husband using clippers on his hair and wrote, “Week 5 of quarantine and the wheels have completely fallen off the damn bus.”

Hammer isn’t the only celebrity to experiment with his hair during the lockdown. Pink also gave herself a buzzcut, Blake Shelton is growing a mullet, and the likes of Dua Lipa and Hilary Duff gave dyed their hair unusual shades.

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Luca Guadagnino to direct Scarface reboot

Luca Guadagnino has signed on to direct a reboot of Scarface.According to editors at Variety, the Italian filmmaker has been in negotiations with executives at Universal Pictures to helm a new version of the gangster movie.Guadagnino has not yet commen…

Luca Guadagnino has signed on to direct a reboot of Scarface.

According to editors at Variety, the Italian filmmaker has been in negotiations with executives at Universal Pictures to helm a new version of the gangster movie.

Guadagnino has not yet commented on the news, but by taking up the project, Guadagnino will be the third director to tell the story of Scarface, which has become an iconic Hollywood crime story.

Loosely based on the life of Al Capone, an immigrant who builds a criminal empire, the first Scarface film was released in 1932.

The flick was then famously remade in 1983 by Brian De Palma, starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, and Robert Loggia.

While the original version of the film was set in Chicago, and the ’80s rendition in Miami, Guadagnino’s reboot is tipped to be located in Los Angeles.

The project will be new territory for the 48-year-old, who is known for his work on films such as the Academy Award-winning Call Me by Your Name, 2009’s I Am Love, and his numerous collaborations with Tilda Swinton.

Guadagnino is the latest in a string of names attached to the project, with a revised Scarface script, initially written by David Ayer, circulating in Hollywood since 2011.

Subsequently, David Yates and Antoine Fuqua have both been in line to direct the film, but departed before production was ever in motion.

The movie’s screenplay has been worked on by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman, Paul Attanasio, with recent workshopping by Joel and Ethan Coen.

A potential release date has not yet been announced.

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Armie Hammer debuts new mohawk during self-isolation

Armie Hammer has given himself a mohawk and handlebar moustache while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.The 33-year-old actor shared his transformation with fans and followers on social media, taking to his Instagram Stories to tease a …

Armie Hammer has given himself a mohawk and handlebar moustache while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 33-year-old actor shared his transformation with fans and followers on social media, taking to his Instagram Stories to tease a sneak peek of what was about to happen just hours before unveiling his new ‘do on Wednesday.

“I’m fine,” Armie wrote over a photo of his painted pink toenails surrounded by chunks of hair.

He later showed off the results, revealing he had shaved off most of his brunette locks. In the snap, he looks unrecogniseable, with a thick, voluminous mohawk and handlebar moustache.

“Killing the game,” the Call Me by Your Name star captioned the funny mirror selfie, which showed him wearing a fringe cut-off top paired with pastel swimming shorts.

His wife, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, also took to her Instagram Stories to share her opinion on her husband’s shocking hair transformation.

Posting a video of Armie in the process of shaving his hair off with the electric trimmer, she wrote: “Week 5 of quarantine and the wheels have completely fallen off the damn bus.”

Fans were quick to comment on The Social Network star’s new ‘do and joked that he was inspired by Joe Exotic from the hit Netflix documentary series, Tiger King.

“You look like you could be one of Joe Exotic’s husbands,” one quipped, while another wrote: “HAMMER EXOTIC!”

Armie isn’t the only celebrity who has taken hairstyling into his own hands. Pink has given herself an uneven buzzcut and Blake Shelton has been growing a mullet, which his partner Gwen Stefani has been styling. Katharine McPhee has given her husband David Foster a haircut, while Zooey Deschanel recently cut and coloured her boyfriend Jonathan Scott’s hair.

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Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer officially onboard for Call Me by Your Name sequel

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer will return for the Call Me by Your Name sequel. The 2017 drama, which followed the blossoming romantic relationship between a teenage boy named Elio and an American scholar who …

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer will return for the Call Me by Your Name sequel.

The 2017 drama, which followed the blossoming romantic relationship between a teenage boy named Elio and an American scholar who visits his family’s home in Italy, launched the career of Chalamet, who went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Both lead stars have expressed an interest in reprising their roles for a sequel, as the latter half of Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name, on which the film is based, catches up with the characters 15 years later.

Now, in an interview with La Republica, Guadagnino has confirmed both actors will return for the follow-up alongside Michael Stuhlbarg as Elio’s father and Esther Garrel as Elio’s girlfriend.

“I was going to America to meet a writer I love very much, whose name I don’t want to mention, to talk about the second part,” Guadagnino said about his plans before the lockdown came into effect. “Unfortunately, everything is cancelled. Of course, it’s a great pleasure to work with Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stulhbarg, Esther Garrel, and the other actors. They will all be there in the new film.”

With his comment, he also revealed that James Ivory, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his work, would be not involved in the project.

In an interview in November 2018, Ivory made it clear that he didn’t think a sequel was a good idea.

“I wouldn’t want to be involved. I can’t imagine having to make Timothee Chalamet look 45. I mean, that would be horrendous and so fake looking if that’s what they are going to do!” he told Thefilmstage.com. “But any case, Andre Aciman just laughed at the idea to me. He said it was not a good idea.”

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Timothee Chalamet wears fan’s handmade shirt on red carpet

Timothee Chalamet thrilled a 19-year-old fan when he wore a T-shirt she designed on the red carpet at the National Board of Review gala in New York last week.The King actor, 24, sported the white T-shirt featuring embroidery of a hand throwing up the p…

Timothee Chalamet thrilled a 19-year-old fan when he wore a T-shirt she designed on the red carpet at the National Board of Review gala in New York last week.

The King actor, 24, sported the white T-shirt featuring embroidery of a hand throwing up the peace sign as he posed for photographs, which caught the attention of fan and Michigan-based student Avery Warsaw – who sent him the piece.

Speaking to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, she revealed she learnt to embroider the design in 2018, and created a rainbow-coloured version for the actor in honour of his role in LGBTQ coming-of-age flick Call Me By Your Name.

“He’s an amazing actor, but at the same time he’s very intelligent and well-spoken, silly and kind-hearted, stylish and individualistic,” she said.

Avery, who was inspired by a previous fan who gifted an Eiffel tower keychain to the actor, which he was later spotted carrying, gave her design to Timothee’s agent at a December screening of his new movie Little Women, and she didn’t have to wait long to see the star modelling her creation.

“It’s so cool because I look up to him for fashion inspiration and now he’s wearing a shirt that I made. It’s crazy,” she added.

“@RealChalamet I MADE THIS SHIRT,” she excitedly posted on Twitter. “SO GLAD TO SEE YOU WEARING IT AHH LOOKS SO GOOD.”

The actor completed the look with a white Stella McCartney jacket with black lapels and matching trousers. Avery is now selling the T-shirt via Instagram and Twitter for $35 (£27), plus an additional $10 (£8) for shipping.

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Timothee Chalamet to portray Bob Dylan in new movie – report

Timothee Chalamet is reportedly set to play a young Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s biopic. According to editors at Deadline, bosses at Searchlight Pictures have secured a deal with Mangold, who recently helmed racing drama Ford v Ferrari, to direct the C…

Timothee Chalamet is reportedly set to play a young Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s biopic.

According to editors at Deadline, bosses at Searchlight Pictures have secured a deal with Mangold, who recently helmed racing drama Ford v Ferrari, to direct the Call Me by Your Name actor as a young Dylan in a movie which focuses on the music icon’s transition from folk to rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s.

The Like a Rolling Stone singer, who sparked outrage when he switched from acoustic to electric guitar, is reportedly working with Mangold and the studio on the film, which is being referred to as Going Electric, and will serve as an executive producer alongside his longtime manager Jeff Rosen.

Deadline reports that the Oscar-nominated actor is still in negotiations and is expected to film Going Electric after he concludes his run in the stage play 4000 Miles at London’s Old Vic theatre in May. He is apparently taking guitar lessons to brush up his skills, but it is currently unclear if he will be singing Dylan classics in the movie, although the music rights have been secured.

Mangold, who previously directed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, has rewritten a script by Jay Cocks which was inspired by Elijah Wald’s book Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties.

The 24-year-old actor reportedly quietly attached himself when Searchlight officials acquired the project after it was let go by HBO bosses.

Chalamet was recently seen portraying Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. This year, he will star in Wes Anderson’s next movie, The French Dispatch, opposite his frequent collaborator Saoirse Ronan, and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune.

Dylan was previously played by six actors – Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw – in the unconventional biopic I’m Not There in 2007.

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Luca Guadagnino designs print for Fendi’s spring 2020 menswear collection

Luca Guadagnino has collaborated with Fendi on a print for its spring 2020 menswear collection.The Call Me by Your Name filmmaker has teamed up with Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of men’s and accessories, on a special design, which will be …

Luca Guadagnino has collaborated with Fendi on a print for its spring 2020 menswear collection.

The Call Me by Your Name filmmaker has teamed up with Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of men’s and accessories, on a special design, which will be unveiled on Monday at the Italian fashion house’s new location, a neoclassic 18th-century villa in Milan.

In a teaser image released to WWD, the print appears to be an abstract chequered pattern with painterly brushstrokes laid over the top.

Guadagnino first worked with Fendi on a short film in 2006, and later partnered with the label to launch the First Sun production company, which produced the director’s 2009 film I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton.

Back in 2012, the 47-year-old also founded production company Frenesy Film, which was created specifically for taking on projects with major fashion brands. In addition to Fendi, Guadagnino has worked on short films and commercials with other high-fashion labels including Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, and Valentino.

Serge Brunschwig, chairman and chief executive officer of Fendi, revealed the collaboration during an interview at the luxury brand’s new dedicated menswear pop-up store at the 16th-century Palazzo Carcassola-Grandi in Milan.

Located near Fendi’s boutique in the city, the store will preview the men’s fall 2019 collection designed by Venturini Fendi and inspired by the late Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

The pop-up will be in place for three months, which Brunschwig called “an important moment for Fendi Man”.

Tributes to Lagerfeld will also be in place at the Palazzo Carcassola Grandi, with the walls at the entrance covered with a collage print of the German-born designer’s handwritten notes, images, and sketches.

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John David Washington & Alicia Vikander to play couple in new manhunt thriller

John David Washington and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander are teaming up for Born To Be Murdered from the team behind Call Me By Your Name. Set in Athens and the Epirus region of Greece, the story revolves around a couple – played by Washington and Vikan…

John David Washington and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander are teaming up for Born To Be Murdered from the team behind Call Me By Your Name.

Set in Athens and the Epirus region of Greece, the story revolves around a couple – played by Washington and Vikander, who find themselves caught up in a violent conspiracy, according to Deadline.

Ferdinando Cito Filomarino has been tapped to direct from Kevin Rice’s screenplay. Production is currently underway.

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and his longtime collaborator Marco Morabito will produce. They’ll also reteam with Call Me By Your Name cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and editor Walter Fasano, while Oscar-winner Ryuichi Sakamoto composes the soundtrack.

Director Cito Filomarino, the great nephew of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, was the second unit director on Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Call Me My Your Name and A Bigger Splash, and he made his feature debut with 2015 biopic Antonia, which chronicles the last 10 years of Italian poet Antonia Pozzi’s life. Born To Be Murdered will be his first English-language film.

“Born to Be Murdered is my take on the manhunt thriller, as inspired by so many movies and books I always admired,” the filmmaker says. “I have worked for years in creating its specific tone and story with the tireless support of my writer Kevin Rice, and I am honoured to have the extraordinary John David Washington join me to portray the restless and conflicted journey of such a special character.

“I am thrilled and to be working with the wonderful Alicia Vikander… With this incredible cast and with my unique collaborators, Born to Be Murdered will be a fantastic experience that pushes genre to a new place.”

The film will also feature Boyd Holbrook and Vicky Krieps.

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Armie Hammer unsure about revisiting Call Me By Your Name for sequel

Actor Armie Hammer fears a sequel to Call Me By Your Name will only lead to “disappointment” because the Oscar-nominated gay love story was so well received. The Social Network star teamed up with Timothee Chalamet to play lovers in the 2017 romantic …

Actor Armie Hammer fears a sequel to Call Me By Your Name will only lead to “disappointment” because the Oscar-nominated gay love story was so well received.

The Social Network star teamed up with Timothee Chalamet to play lovers in the 2017 romantic drama, and, after winning critical acclaim, writer/director Luca Guadagnino began brainstorming ideas for a follow-up.

Last year (18), Armie insisted he would jump at the opportunity to revisit the characters with the same cast and crew once more, but now it appears he’s having second thoughts, because he doesn’t want to ruin the magic of the original movie with a less-than-impressive sequel.

“The truth is, there have been really loose conversations about it (a sequel), but at the end of the day – I’m sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it, and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them,” Armie mused to Vulture. “And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. I don’t know that anything will match up to the first, you know?”

Hammer admits he has yet to discuss his evolving feelings with Chalamet and Guadagnino, although it really all depends on the script.

“I haven’t had that conversation with them explicitly. But I mean, look: if we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an a**hole to say no,” he shared. “But at the same time, I’m like, ‘That was such a special thing, why don’t we just leave that alone?'”

For now, Armie has enough on his plate to work on – he is currently promoting thriller Hotel Mumbai, and is set to star in a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, which will begin filming this summer (19).

He has also been linked to blockbuster projects like The Invisible Man and Matt Reeves’ forthcoming The Batman – but Hammer insists he knows nothing about those roles, and has no idea how the rumours started.

“I get asked about that (The Invisible Man), and also about Batman: ‘Are you gonna do Batman?’ I’m like, ‘No…’ They’re like, ‘Are you gonna do the Invisible Man?’ And I’m like, ‘Who is making these calls?! No!'”

Johnny Depp had previously been tapped to feature in the planned reboot of The Invisible Man, but is no longer involved, while Ben Affleck officially withdrew from The Batman project earlier this year.

Reeves, who stepped in to replace Affleck as director, has yet to unveil who will tackle the superhero role.

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Timothee Chalamet: ‘Armie Hammer brings so much to set’

Armie Hammer left a lasting impression on Timothee Chalamet when they filmed Call Me by Your Name.The 2017 drama was a massive hit with both moviegoers and critics, and bagged the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards.A sequel is…

Armie Hammer left a lasting impression on Timothee Chalamet when they filmed Call Me by Your Name.

The 2017 drama was a massive hit with both moviegoers and critics, and bagged the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards.

A sequel is in the works, bringing Armie, Timothee, and director Luca Guadagnino back together, and reflecting on the original, 23-year-old Timothee revealed how impressed he was with his older co-star.

“It’s a scary thing, as the last thing you want to do as an actor is throw your eyebrows all over an expression of love. Yet Armie had this idea of shooting the scene on a single track and Luca agreed. And it worked. I could never have offered something like that up and it just goes to show what a feel Armie has for the medium,” he praised of the 32-year-old to British GQ. “I mean, he’s an amazing guy. He checks all ‘-isms’ at the door, if you know what I mean.”

Armie has been just as complimentary back, previously telling Variety that the Oscar nominee’s career has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with talent.

“Timmy was born to do exactly what he is doing,” he said. “He has been giving quality performances his entire life; we as the spectators were just slow on the uptake to appreciate him. I guess we weren’t really that slow considering he is one of the youngest nominees for an Academy Award ever.”

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