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Timothée Chalamet Almost Had a Different 'Call Me By Your Name' Co-Star

Timothée Chalamet Almost Had a Different 'Call Me By Your Name' Co-Star

Timothée Chalamet famously co-starred in Call Me By Your Name and it shot him to stardom.

Now, we’re learning that he almost had a completely different love interest.

Click inside to find out…

Call Me By Your Name screenwriter James Ivory revealed some behind-the-scenes info about the film, including calling out the film’s director Luca Guadagnino, in his new memoir “Solid Ivory.”

Armie Hammer was cast as Oliver opposite Timothée’s Elio. Now, James revealed Shia LaBeouf was almost cast in the role.

Shia LaBeouf/Armie Hammer pic

Shia came to read for us in New York with Timothée Chalamet, paying for his own plane ticket, and Luca and I had been blown away,” Ivory wrote in the book (via GQ). “The reading by the two young actors had been sensational; they made a very convincing hot couple. But then, too, Shia was dropped. He had had some bad publicity. He’d fought with his girlfriend; he’d fended off the police somewhere when they had tried to calm him down. And Luca would not call him, or his agent. I emailed Shia to offer reassurance, but then Luca cast Armie Hammer and never spoke to, or of, Shia again.”

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