Bones and All: Luca (Call Me By Your Name) Guadagnino on Making Canibal Love Story, Starring Chamalet

Luca Guadagnino on Making Cannibal Love Story ‘Bones and All’ and Hammer Scandal

Luca Guadagnino, Timothée Chalamet
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One day after the announcement of House of Hammer, a Discovery+ documentary detailing the cannibalism sex-fantasy accusations against Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino released the trailer for his next movie Bones and All, a cannibal love story starring Hammer’s former co-star Timothée Chalamet.

While many on Twitter were quick to connect the theme of Guadagnino’s upcoming movie with the allegations against Hammer, the director insists it’s only coincidental.

“It didn’t dawn on me,” Guadagnino said ahead of the Venice Film Festival. “I realized this afterward when I started to be told of some of these innuendos on social media.”

Guadagnino said that Bones and All, which is based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 book of the same name, has been in development for “a number of years.”

Rejecting any link between Hammer and his next film, the director noted: “The muckraking of social media doesn’t address anything constructively, and the idea that this very profoundly important fight for equality can be misdirected is something that frustrates me greatly.”

Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, Bones and All reunites Guadagnino with Chalamet. Taylor Russell, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon-Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance also star.

Three-part series House of Hammer investigates accusations against the actor — which he has emphatically and repeatedly denied through lawyers — including messages that he allegedly sent to women about his cannibalistic fantasies and sexual fetishes, which his accusers say were abusive.

The trailer for the docuseries features two of Hammer’s alleged victims giving on-camera interviews and sharing screenshots of messages and audio of voice memos they claim to have received from the actor.