Luca Guadagnino Promises That Cannibal Film 'Bones & All' Is "Extremely Romantic" & About "The Impossibility Of Love"

Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino makes his anticipated return to the big screen this year with “Bones & All.” Why does the movie have so much buzz? For one, it’s Guadagnino’s first film in almost four years, his last being 2018’s polarizing remake of Dario Argento‘s “Suspiria.” “Bones & All” also marks a reunion between the director and “Call Me By Your Name” star Timothée Chalamet, as well as screenwriter David Kajganich, who wrote scripts for “Suspiria” and 2015’s “A Bigger Splash.”  

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And there’s another reason “Bones & All” is one of 2022’s most anticipated releases: it’s a story about a young American couple (Chalamet and Taylor Russell) in love who also love to eat human flesh. That’s sure to prick up the ears of those familiar with the allegations against Chalamet’s ‘Name’ co-star Armie Hammer. There’s little doubt that a cannibal love story will be an extremely graphic one, to say the least. However, in an interview with Fantastic Man, Guadagnino insists the film puts its romantic extremes ahead of anything else: 

“I like to think that ‘Bones and All’ is an extremely romantic movie, addressing the romanticism that lies within us and within relationships in general,” Guadagnino explains. “Of course, there’s the literal aspect of it being a movie about cannibal lovers, which is extreme in many ways, but I think the more extreme aspect of the movie is the intensity of the feel­ings that these people go through – the impossibility of love.”

So, expect “Bones & All” to be perhaps Guadagnino’s most intense movie yet. What could be more emotionally intense than the sensual intrigue of ‘Name,’ “A Bigger Splash” or 2009’s “I Am Love“? And movie climaxes rarely get more visceral than the director’s take on “Suspiria,” a mind-blowing scene in more ways than one.

Watch this space for when MGM announces a release date for “Bones & All”: expect a festival world premiere later this year likely in Venice. Guadagnino has another film on the way, too: “Challengers,” a triangular romance in the tennis world that stars Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist. More Luca Guadagnino? We can’t wait.