Everything we know about Timothée Chalamet's cannibal film Bones and All

A reunion with Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, it's set to be an...interesting departure.

by George Griffiths
30 May 2021, 11:33am

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Say the names Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino and the first images to come to mind are probably the sun-soaked Italian countryside and a very teary visit to your nearest fireplace.

Cannibalism probably wouldn’t be your first, second or even third identifier but that’s what the duo’s next film together, the highly-anticipated Bones and All, is going to contend with. Call Me By Your Name this is not.

With the news that principal photography on Bones And All began this week, we’ve collated everything we know so far about the upcoming film.

Yes, Timothée Chalamet is making a cannibal film with Luca Guadagnino

Bones and All functions as something of a much-needed reunion for Timmy with his acclaimed Call Me By Your Name director - a victory lap of sorts, considering that film’s early acclaim and subsequent Oscar campaign really solidified him as a mainstream talent to watch.

But yes, queer romance this is not. Adapted by Suspiria writer David Kajganich from the novel of the same name by Camille DeAngelis.

It follows Maren (Waves’ Taylor Russell), a young woman learning to live on the outskirts of society who embarks on a cross-country trip with Lee (Chalamet) to find her absent father and understand why she feels the need to eat the people that love her.

Which is, admittedly, a lot to unpack.

Other cast members include Oscar-winning Mark Rylance, Chloe Sevigny and another Call Me By Your Name reunion

A buzzy cast is also joining the two leads, with reunions all around for cast and crew alike. Call Me By Your Name patriarch Michael Stuhlbarg has joined the project, and a duo of stars from the recent TV project We Are Who We Are in the form of Kids icon Chloë Sevigny and Francesca Scorsese.

Oscar-winner Sir Mark Rylance rounds out the cast with the additions of André Holland, Jessica Harper and Halloween director David Gordon Green in his acting debut.

The film is “totally influenced” by American culture

Bones and All is also a first in the A Bigger Splash filmmaker’s oeuvre since it’s his first set in the US, and the film’s setting served as a massive source of inspiration for the director.

“I’ve been totally influenced by the American culture, American cinema and now, American landscape,” he told Deadline. “I’m very happy and proud that I’ve finally come to this shore.”

As for his reunion with the future Young Willy Wonka, the film will give him something to really sink his teeth (haha) into.

“[The character] is something very different for him,” the director continued. “Both endearing and heartbreaking.”

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