Timothée Chalamet nearly known as Oliver by a distinct title.
Screenwriter and producer James Ivory reveals in his new memoir, Stable Ivory, that the position of Oliver was practically given to actor Shia LaBeouf as an alternative of Armie Hammer.
In an excerpt revealed by GQ, Ivory recollects assembly with LaBeouf in New York Metropolis, the place the Even Stevens actor did a studying with Timothée, who performed Elio, Oliver’s lover.
“Luca [Guadagnino] and I had been blown away,” Ivory writes. “The studying by the 2 younger actors had been sensational; they made a really convincing sizzling couple.”
Nonetheless, Ivory claims that LaBeouf was “dropped” from rivalry after a run of “dangerous publicity.”
The screenwriter, who was initially speculated to direct the movie, went on to say, “Luca solid Armie Hammer and by no means spoke to, or of, Shia once more.”
Previous to contemplating LaBeouf, Ivory was “uncertain” the Transformers star might do Andre Aciman‘s character justice. As he put it, “He is an especially good actor. However as an instructional writing in regards to the Greek thinker Heraclitus, he could be a stretch.”