Here's Armie Hammer at his most tender self in Call Me By Your Name, a romance set in '80s Italy
Place two characters in a small and charming European town, surround them in a wistful-sounding, acoustic and piano-led soundtrack and throw in liners such as "daring you to desire", and you have the recipe for a cult summer romance. Except when the two leads aren't who you'd typically expect to be paired together. Armie Hammer of The Social Network and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. returns to the big screen in the Sundance special, Call Me By Your Name. While you'll catch the 31-year-old in Cars 3, which opens in Singapore this week, you can also look forward to his part as an American scholar who arrives in the north of Italy to intern with a professor, only to strike up a relationship with his 17-year old son, played by American actress Timothée Chalame (Homeland).
Based on the novel by André Aciman and directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age story with a twist as two young men are forced to confront their loves and fears. The trailer alone reveals a side of Hammer we haven't quite seen on screen yet, adding another layer to his craft.