Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet are back together again, albeit with a project that could not be more different from Call Me By Your Name (which earned both the director and actor Oscar nominations).
Bones and All, adapted from Camille DeAngelis' novel of the same name, is a coming-of-age cannibal love story between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning to survive on the outskirts of society, and Lee (Chalamet), as they set out toward an unknown future and the secrets of their past.
Ahead of the movie's premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, Chalamet unveiled the scream-filled first footage. Watch via his Instagram below.
"You don't think I'm a bad poster?" Lee asks in the trailer.
To which Maren responds, "All I think is that I love you."
"There is something about the disenfranchised, about people living on the margins of society that I am drawn toward and touched by," Guadagnino says of the film "I love these characters. The heart of the movie is tender and affectionate towards them. I'm interested in their emotional journeys. I want to see where the possibilities lie for them, enmeshed within the impossibility they face."
The filmmaker adds, "The movie is for me a meditation on who I am and how I can overcome what I feel, especially if it is something I cannot control in myself. And lastly, and most importantly, when will I be able to find myself in the gaze of the other?"
By all accounts, Bones and All appears to be something of an amalgamation of Guadagnino's last two film, taking the coming-of-age journey of Call Me By Your Name and infusing it with some of the genre elements of his 2018 Suspiria remake. Michael Stuhlbarg (also a Call Me By Your Name alum), André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon-Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance also star.
Following its festival run, Bones and All is scheduled to open in theaters on November 23.