When director Luca Guadagnino first announced his next movie, all that was known was that he was reteaming with his Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet and that it was a cannibal romance based on a novel by Camille DeAngelis (adapted for the screen by David Kajganich). Audiences were a little distracted by the coincidence that Call Me By Your Name co-lead Armie Hammer had just been accused of sending texts about cannibalism to really be curious about the film itself. Still, in addition to announcing today Guadagnino would not be moving forward with a sequel to Call Me By Your Name due to the Hammer controversy, he also announced the official title for his new film as Bones & All along with announcing the rest of the principal cast and more plot details.
The film will primarily follow the meeting and first love between Maren (Played by Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Played by Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter. Together, they embark on a thousand-mile odyssey that takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Reagan’s America that, despite their best efforts, force them to face their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine if their love can survive anything. The movie will officially be Guadagnino's first film to be set in the U.S.
Joining Chalamet, Russell, and Mark Rylance (who was previously announced), the rest of the cast announced today included Michael Stuhlbarg, Andre Holland, Chloe Sevigny, Jessica Harper, Martin Scorsese‘s daughter Francesca Scorsese, and filmmaker David Gordon-Green who, despite being known for films like the recent Halloween reboot, he previously acted in the a 2019 episode of The Righteous Gemstones. Filming already began earlier this month but the announcement of this larger cast indicates production is picking up. Stay tuned!