Feature: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry


Written by Mouza on November 21 2017

 

“You’ll be meeting in the man cave,” the publicist said, pushing open the door to the ground floor of a villa set in the lush gardens of the Sunset Marquis.

Previous hotel guests have included members of Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, and while they might never have visited the man cave, it seemed to bear homage to them, or to hair metal, or to hetero teenage boys, or to something. It had a pool table, a guitar, plenty of booze, a framed print of a nude body-painted woman, and another of a skull enveloped in flames. Darkened windows kept out the California sun.

By any measure, it was a curious spot to interview Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, the stars of “Call Me by Your Name,” due Nov. 24, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story about two young men who fall in love during an idyllic sunlit Italian summer decades ago.

Arriving at the cave moments later, Mr. Chalamet and Mr. Hammer took in the décor with a few chortles, and then Mr. Hammer beelined to the guitar and began strumming, as Mr. Chalamet threw himself onto a big L-shaped couch. The pair have fallen into an easy camaraderie that extends most places they go. For a good chunk of the film’s shoot last year in northern Italy, and in the days leading up to it, they were often the only ones who spoke English, which helped them forge a connection that crackles through their scenes. They have also been promoting the film together, on and off, since its triumphant premiere earlier this year at Sundance, where it sent festivalgoers into a swoon. [Source]

Coverage: TimesTalk with “Call Me By Your Name”


Written by Mouza on November 18 2017

Armie, joined by Timothy, Luca & Michael Stuhlbarg did a TimesTalk yesterday that was live streaming on the web where they talked about the movie’s upcoming release. Check out the photos and videos from the event.

    
 

2017 > 17 November – TimesTalks with the cast of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ 
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Feature: Armie Hammer for Vulture


Written by Mouza on November 18 2017

   

Armie Hammer is six-foot-five, a general advantage in life but one that doesn’t serve him well on the dance floor. “When I dance,” he told me recently over lunch in West Hollywood, “I think, You’re really shit at this, and everyone around you knows it because you’re the tallest guy on the dance floor and you stick out like a sore thumb.”

You can imagine Hammer’s embarrassment, then, when he had to shoot a dance scene for his new movie, the 1980s-set gay romance Call Me by Your Name. It’s a pivotal moment in the film that comes not long after his character, grad student Oliver, has arrived in a small Italian village to assist the professor father of our protagonist, 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet). The secret crush on this interloper that Elio nurses becomes full blown the night he watches Oliver boogie down to “Love My Way,” by the Psychedelic Furs: Oliver’s ecstatic, unabashed, and utterly indifferent to the world around him. “And that’s so not me, in any situation,” said Hammer. “I was like, ‘This is hell. Can we switch this for more nude scenes, please?’ ”

It wasn’t easy, but Hammer finally shed his inhibitions. His moves are just the slightest bit dorky, yet his character’s confidence is irresistible. Just don’t expect Hammer to echo Oliver’s carefree attitude: Ever since a clip of the scene went viral in October, the actor has gone dark on social media. “Anytime I would open up my Twitter, it was just a ton of that,” Hammer said with a laugh, referring to the clip, “and I was like, ‘Nope, I can’t have my nose rubbed in this anymore. I’m out!’ ” [Source] + [Additional Information]

Feature: Armie Hammer for GQ


Written by Mouza on November 15 2017

Armie was included in GQ Magazine’s Men of the Year issue. I’ve updated the gallery with digital scans and the shoot.

   

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Digital Scans > 2017 GQ USA – December

Coverage: Armie Hammer Attends Toronto International Film Festival 2017


Written by Mouza on September 12 2017

Hey everyone,

After a few super busy days, it looks like Armie is done with TIFF. I didn’t post to the site during the daily coverage as I thought it would just be easier to make one big post at the end of it.

September 07 | Armie’s first day in TIFF where he attended the premiere and after party of “Call Me By Your Name” which got a long standing ovation and received a lot of great reviews.

   
September 08 | The day tarted early with the photocall and press conference/Q&A for the movie. Followed by the Armie, his “Call Me By Your Name” co-star Timothée Chalamet & the movie director Luca Guadagnino starting the studio round with IMDB studio. Later that night, Armie attended the after party of the movie Stronger.

   
September 09 | Armie & the “Call Me By Your Name” crew continued the studio tour with their next stop being the Variety Studio (to watch all the actual interviews that happened during the festival, make sure to check out @ArmieHGlobal who did a great job in keeping track of all of them). Later that night Armie made 3 different stops in the HFPA And InStyle’s TIFF Celebration, Sony Pictures Classics TIFF Celebration Dinner 2017 & Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Party.

   
Portraits | The great thing about doing the festival rounds is the amount of new shoots & portraits we get. We have added 10 new set of shoots that Armie did in the past few days around the festival.

            

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