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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Armie Hammer plays down Batman reports

Actor Armie Hammer has played down reports suggesting he is in line to take over the role of Batman from Ben Affleck. The Call Me by Your Name star was recently rumoured to have been approached by Warner Bros. studio bosses to don the cowl and cape fo…

Actor Armie Hammer has played down reports suggesting he is in line to take over the role of Batman from Ben Affleck.

The Call Me by Your Name star was recently rumoured to have been approached by Warner Bros. studio bosses to don the cowl and cape for director Matt Reeves’ The Batman after Affleck officially withdrew as the superhero for the forthcoming stand-alone movie.

According to movie news site Revenge of the Fans, the 32 year old was in “final negotiations” to step into the title role, but now Hammer has spoken out to shoot down the report, insisting he hasn’t been contacted by any studio officials.

“No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested,” he explained to Yahoo! Movies. “I don’t even know if they are done (developing the project) – they are still working on a script.

“I don’t think that they are close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.”

Hammer previously came close to playing Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego back in 2007, when filmmaker George Miller signed on to make Justice League: Mortal. However, that movie was shelved, and when Zack Snyder began work on 2017’s Justice League, Affleck had already been cast as Batman, making his debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Details about the script for The Batman remain under wraps, but Joe Manganiello has been attached to play Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, while J.K. Simmons and Jeremy Irons are rumoured to be reprising their roles as Gotham City police boss Commissioner Gordon and butler Alfred Pennyworth, respectively.

The Batman is scheduled to move into production later this year (19), ahead of a June, 2021 launch.

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Dave Bautista boards Dune reboot

Actor Dave Bautista has reportedly signed on to reunite with director Denis Villeneuve in the forthcoming Dune reboot. The former wrestler joins Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet in the project, which will also feature Mission: Impossible – …

Actor Dave Bautista has reportedly signed on to reunite with director Denis Villeneuve in the forthcoming Dune reboot.

The former wrestler joins Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet in the project, which will also feature Mission: Impossible – Fallout actress Rebecca Ferguson, according to Variety.

Villeneuve, who directed Bautista in Blade Runner 2049, is co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and will also co-produce the film, which will be made for bosses at Legendary Entertainment, who acquired the film and TV rights to Dune in late 2016.

It will be a remake of David Lynch’s sci-fi classic, which was adapted from Frank Herbert’s 1965 book of the same name in 1984.

It bombed at the box office upon its release, grossing just $30.9 million (£24.2 million) from a $40 million (£31.3 million) budget. However, it has since become a cult favourite among fans, including Villeneuve, who expressed an interest in revamping the story for a new generation of devotees months before he was approached to take charge of the new movie.

Dune is the first new project Bautista has taken on since the third Guardians of the Galaxy instalment was put on hold following the exit of filmmaker James Gunn.

The man behind the first two Marvel blockbusters was let go by Disney executives in July (18) after controversial mean tweets he sent years ago resurfaced online.

His cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bautista, voiced their support for Gunn by signing an open letter urging studio officials to reconsider his firing, but Disney chiefs have yet to budge, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains without a director.

Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the action franchise, reprises his superhero role for the upcoming Avengers: End Game, but it’s not yet known if he will return for the next Guardians sequel if Gunn is no longer involved.

He has repeatedly made it clear he stands by Gunn, and in August, he claimed he found it “nauseating” to work for Disney officials in light of their actions.

“I will do what I’m legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for,” he tweeted. “GOTG w/o (without) @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis (sic). That’s just how I feel.”

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Timothee Chalamet to be honoured at Palm Springs Film Festival

Timothee Chalamet’s status as one of Hollywood’s most exciting new talents is being cemented with a Palm Springs International Film Festival honour.The 22-year-old actor, whose turn in Call Me by Your Name landed him an Oscar nomination earlier this ye…

Timothee Chalamet’s status as one of Hollywood’s most exciting new talents is being cemented with a Palm Springs International Film Festival honour.

The 22-year-old actor, whose turn in Call Me by Your Name landed him an Oscar nomination earlier this year (18), is being given the festival’s Spotlight Award, Actor honour for his role in new movie Beautiful Boy. He’ll collect the prize on 3 January (19).

“Timothee Chalamet gives a heartwarming, but tragic performance as a young man struggling with drug addiction in the film Beautiful Boy,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. “Last year Timothee was the recipient of the festival’s rising star award for his role in Call Me by Your Name. He is definitely a rising star.”

In Beautiful Boy, Timothee stars as real-life drug addict Nic Sheff, with Steve Carell playing his dad David. It’s based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from the real-life father and son.

Past recipients of the award include Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell, and J.K. Simmons – all of whom received Academy Award nominations in the year they were recognised.

For the upcoming 2019 awards season, Timothee has already landed Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nods for Beautiful Boy.

Other projects in the pipeline for the actor include a new retelling of Little Women and a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, which will see him reunite with his onscreen lover Armie Hammer.

Other honorees at the festival include Spike Lee, who will receive the Career Achievement Award, Bradley Cooper, who will receive the Director of the Year Award, and Green Book’s co-writer/director Peter Farrelly and stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, who will take home the Vanguard Award.

Glenn Close, Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Melissa McCarthy, Regina King, and director Alfonso Cuaron will also be honoured.

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Author Andre Aciman begins work on Call Me by Your Name sequel

Call Me by Your Name author Andre Aciman wants a sequel so much that he’s begun writing one.Aciman’s first novel was published in 2007, with director Luca Guadagnino and screenplay writer James Ivory giving it the big screen treatment a decade later.Th…

Call Me by Your Name author Andre Aciman wants a sequel so much that he’s begun writing one.

Aciman’s first novel was published in 2007, with director Luca Guadagnino and screenplay writer James Ivory giving it the big screen treatment a decade later.

The coming of age love story starred Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer and received rave reviews and four Oscar nods, with Ivory taking home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

And it looks like Aciman is now officially on board for a follow-up after he tweeted on Tuesday (04Dec18): “I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.”

The news comes after Hammer, who played Chalamet’s older lover Oliver in the critically acclaimed flick, let slip that Guadagnino has begun working on a second film.

“Dude, he broke down the whole script for us,” Hammer told IndieWire. “I mean, it’s not a finished script, but he’s got all the ideas for it. Luca’s all gung-ho about it, and by the way, if Luca’s doing it, I think we’re all gung-ho about it.

“You know, the experience of making the first one was so pure and beautiful that it wouldn’t matter how big my role was. If the same people are involved, I’d do it all over again.”

Guadagnino also previously revealed the sequel would be based on the epilogue of Aciman’s novel and will follow Chalamet’s character Elio in a 1990s-set plot against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis.

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