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Sony Pictures Classics Set to Release Call Me By Your Name

January 7, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

THR reports that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming Sundance Film Festival selected movie, Call Me By Your name. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet.

The film will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman. Armie Hammer stars as an American scholar who spends the summer of 1983 in North Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy (Chalamet). Michael Stuhlbarg plays the role of the boy’s father.

Comment on the news, director Guadagnino stated: “Sony Pictures Classics has always struck me as the ideal home for cinema of real auteurs. It is a place where the search for a language and for unique stories is welcomed with enthusiasm and generosity by Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Dylan Leiner. To me, the collaboration with his excellent team is a dream come true, and Call Me by Your Name is the perfect project for it. It is a very personal project, and making it was a moving journey. It is a film about the inexorable force of desire and love, as experienced through any path one might find on his/her way.”

The distribution deal was negotiated by WME Global and UTA Independent Film Group, representing the filmmakers.