Luca Guadagnino sets his next film, Separate Rooms

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Luca Guadagnino’s slate continues to shift with the news that he may be tackling an adaptation of Pier Vittorio Tondelli’s Italian cult novel, Separate Rooms.

We already know that director Luca Guadagnino has two films coming out this year.

One of this films was Challengers, the highly-anticipated (and pictured) love triangle tennis drama that was supposed to release last year before the Hollywood strikes upended everything. Challengers is slated to release later next month but Guadagnino also has Queer on the way later this year too. That sounds equally promising given that Guadagnino is directing Daniel Craig in an adaptation of the William Burroughs book of the same name. That one shot last year and is set to release sometime this year (we think).

Beyond that Guadagnino’s slate always seems to be in a perpetual state of flux.

There was the planned Audrey Hepburn biopic starring Rooney Mara which is sadly no more, at least that was the case the last we heard. The director was also attached to a Scarface remake too but has reportedly exited that one too. Then there’s a sequel to Call Me By Your Name and an adaptation of Lord Of The Flies that are said to be in the works, although we have no idea whether they will actually happen.

Now, World Of Reel has reported that Guadagnino has added another film to his slate, that being 'an adaptation of Pier Vittorio Tondelli’s Italian cult novel Separate Rooms.'

According to the outlet, the novel was ‘published in 1989, and was Tondelli’s last novel, who died in 1991. The novel recounts three moments in the life of a writer in his early thirties, Leo, struggling with the enormous pain and loss of his partner, Thomas, a young German musician. Their relationship is told via continuous flashbacks.’

That’s all we have to go on right now, with the biggest question being what will be next for Guadagnino given that he’s also directing an episode of the upcoming TV adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ The Shards and will have significant press duties for both Challengers and Queer (assuming that the latter film does arrive later this year).

When Guadagnino’s slate does form into some kind of an orderly line, we’ll let you know although there’s no promises that that will be happening anytime soon.

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