Timothée Chalamet Speaks Out About The Armie Hammer Scandal

The critically-acclaimed film "Call Me By Your Name" launched Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer's careers to a new level. Set in Italy during the 1980s, the films focuses on 17-year-old Elio, played by Chalamet, who spends a summer falling in love with his father's graduate student Oliver, played by Hammer. Chalamet received an Academy Award nomination for his work, and there had even been talk of both actors reprising their roles for a sequel (via Empire).

But that was before Hammer was accused by several women of inflicting emotional abuse, manipulation, and violence onto them. Some of his alleged victims also shared messages they claim were from the actor, where Hammer describes sexual fantasies involving rape and cannibalism, as well as carving his initial into the hip of his ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze (via US Weekly).

While Hammer has denied the accusations, his career has come to an abrupt halt. He has been dropped by his publicist, as well as replaced on all of the films he was working on, including "Shotgun Wedding," with Jennifer Lopez, "The Offer," a series about the making of "The Godfather," and "Billion Dollar Spy" (via Variety). So what does his former costar Chalamet think about the allegations against Hammer?

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Timothee Chalamet believes there is more to say about Armie Hammer

While promoting his new film "Dune," Timothee Chalamet was asked about the allegations against his former costar, Armie Hammer.  "I totally get why you're asking that," he told Time. "But it's a question worthy of a larger conversation, and I don't want to give you a partial response."

And it looks like the actors won't be reuniting on a rumored "Call Me By Your Name" sequel. Director Luca Guadagnino is instead reuniting with Chalamet on a new film, "Bones and All." "The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there," Guadagnino told Deadline about the sequel, "but I'm working on this movie now, and I'm hopefully going to do 'Scarface' soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the Atlantic and the movies I want to make." James Ivory, who won an Oscar for adapting the book of "Call Me By Your Name" for the screen, told The Film Stage in 2018 that he "wouldn't want to be involved" in a sequel.