Director Luca Guadagnino was oblivious to the fact that he released the teaser for his cannibal romance Bones and All on August 10 – the same day ‘100% cannibal’ Armie Hammer’s Discovery+ docuseries House of Hammer teaser dropped.

‘It didn’t dawn on me,’ the Italian 51-year-old told Deadline on Thursday.

‘I realized this afterward when I started to be told of some of these innuendos on social media.’

Premiering September 2! Director Luca Guadagnino was oblivious to the fact that he released the teaser for his cannibal romance Bones and All on August 10 - the same day '100% cannibal' Armie Hammer's Discovery+ docuseries House of Hammer teaser dropped

Premiering September 2! Director Luca Guadagnino was oblivious to the fact that he released the teaser for his cannibal romance Bones and All on August 10 – the same day ‘100% cannibal’ Armie Hammer’s Discovery+ docuseries House of Hammer teaser dropped

The Italian 51-year-old told Deadline on Thursday: 'It didn't dawn on me. I realized this afterward when I started to be told of some of these innuendos on social media' (pictured September 3)

The Italian 51-year-old told Deadline on Thursday: ‘It didn’t dawn on me. I realized this afterward when I started to be told of some of these innuendos on social media’ (pictured September 3)

Luca famously directed the disgraced 35-year-old in his critically-acclaimed 2017 indie gay romance Call Me By Your Name, which earned $41.9M at the global box office.

Ironically, Guadagnino opted to cast Armie’s onscreen love interest Timothée Chalamet as man-eating drifter Lee in Bones and All rather than Hammer, whose cannibal scandal broke in January 2021.

In House of Hammer, the divorced father-of-two’s accusers Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison reveal how he seduced them into extreme S&M sexual activity which left them both traumatized.

Vucekovich shared a screengrab of messages from Armie reading: ‘I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you. F***. That’s scary to admit. I’ve never admitted that before.’

History: Luca (M) famously directed the disgraced 35-year-old (R) in his critically-acclaimed 2017 indie gay romance Call Me By Your Name, which earned $41.9M at the global box office

History: Luca (M) famously directed the disgraced 35-year-old (R) in his critically-acclaimed 2017 indie gay romance Call Me By Your Name, which earned $41.9M at the global box office

Parallels: Ironically, Guadagnino opted to cast Armie's onscreen love interest Timothée Chalamet (R) as man-eating drifter Lee in Bones and All rather than Hammer, whose cannibal scandal broke in January 2021

Parallels: Ironically, Guadagnino opted to cast Armie’s onscreen love interest Timothée Chalamet (R) as man-eating drifter Lee in Bones and All rather than Hammer, whose cannibal scandal broke in January 2021 

After more women came forward, Hammer – who’s since completed a nine-month rehab stint – was dropped by his WME agent, publicist, and future projects.

The Oscar-nominated producer stressed that his coming-of-age horror flick, based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel, ‘was in development for a number of years.’

‘Dave Kajganich brought it to me in 2020,’ Luca recalled.

In House of Hammer, the divorced father-of-two's accuser Courtney Vucekovich (pictured) reveals how he seduced her into extreme S&M sexual activity which left her traumatized

'It's all he ever wanted to talk about': Armie's accuser Julia Morrison also shared stories about their disturbing affair

‘It’s all he ever wanted to talk about’: In House of Hammer, the divorced father-of-two’s accusers Courtney Vucekovich (L) and Julia Morrison (R) reveal how he seduced them into extreme S&M sexual activity which left them both traumatized

Vucekovich shared a screengrab of messages from Armie reading: 'I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you. F***. That's scary to admit. I've never admitted that before'

Vucekovich shared a screengrab of messages from Armie reading: ‘I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you. F***. That’s scary to admit. I’ve never admitted that before’

'I wanted to cut off one of your toes': After more women came forward, Hammer - who's since completed a nine-month rehab stint - was dropped by his WME agent, publicist, and future projects

‘I wanted to cut off one of your toes’: After more women came forward, Hammer – who’s since completed a nine-month rehab stint – was dropped by his WME agent, publicist, and future projects

‘I responded immediately to these characters who are disenfranchised and living on the edge of society. Any link with anything else exists only in the realm of social media, with which I do not engage.

‘The relationship between this kind of digital muckraking and our wish to make this movie is non-existent and it should be met with a shrug. I would prefer to talk about what the film has to say, rather than things that have nothing to do with it.’

Bones and All also features Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, and Francesca Scorsese.

'Dave Kajganich brought it to me in 2020': The Oscar-nominated producer stressed that his coming-of-age horror flick, based on Camille DeAngelis' 2015 novel, 'was in development for a number of years'

‘Dave Kajganich brought it to me in 2020′: The Oscar-nominated producer stressed that his coming-of-age horror flick, based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel, ‘was in development for a number of years’ 

Luca said: 'I responded immediately to these characters who are disenfranchised and living on the edge of society. Any link with anything else exists only in the realm of social media, with which I do not engage. The relationship between this kind of digital muckraking and our wish to make this movie is non-existent and it should be met with a shrug. I would prefer to talk about what the film has to say, rather than things that have nothing to do with it' (pictured September 1)

Luca said: ‘I responded immediately to these characters who are disenfranchised and living on the edge of society. Any link with anything else exists only in the realm of social media, with which I do not engage. The relationship between this kind of digital muckraking and our wish to make this movie is non-existent and it should be met with a shrug. I would prefer to talk about what the film has to say, rather than things that have nothing to do with it’ (pictured September 1)

Bones and All also features Taylor Russell (R), Mark Rylance, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, and Francesca Scorsese

Bones and All also features Taylor Russell (R), Mark Rylance, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, and Francesca Scorsese 

The eighties-set road movie will have its world premiere on September 2 at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Italy before being released in US theaters on November 23.

‘My true hope is that the audience doesn’t reject the movie as a provocation because it deals with a taboo like cannibalism,’ Guadagnino explained.

‘With Bones and All, I wasn’t interested at all in the shock value, which I hate. I was interested in these people. I understood their moral struggle very deeply. I understood what was happening to them. I am not there to judge anybody. You can make a movie about cannibals if you’re there in the struggle with them, and you’re not codifying cannibalism as a topic or a tool for horror.’

Next week! The eighties-set road movie will have its world premiere on September 2 at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Italy before being released in US theaters on November 23

Next week! The eighties-set road movie will have its world premiere on September 2 at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Italy before being released in US theaters on November 23

Guadagnino (R) added: 'My true hope is that the audience doesn't reject the movie as a provocation because it deals with a taboo like cannibalism'

Guadagnino (R) added: ‘My true hope is that the audience doesn’t reject the movie as a provocation because it deals with a taboo like cannibalism’





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Originally posted 2022-08-26 06:15:49.