Let’s be real, Timothée Chalamet may just be one of the world’s biggest actors at the moment. From being nominated for an Oscar at the age of 22 to becoming the face of the newly revived "Dune" movie franchise, the New York native has caused fans to fall in love with his humility and talent.
Now, the actor is gearing up for the November release of his newest movie, “Bones & All,” where he will star alongside Taylor Russell as his love interest. Interestingly enough, the film also signals a reunion between director Luca Guadagnino and Chalamet, who worked together on 2018’s “Call Me By Your Name.”
While fans have seen sneak peeks of the film thanks to Chalamet’s Instagram, there’s still questioning of what “Bones & All” will entail. With this curiosity in the air, here’s everything to know about the upcoming project:
It could potentially be a horror film
According to Movie Insider, “Bones & All” is rated R for “strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity.” Unlike the innocent portrayal of a queer summer love in “Call Me By Your Name,” it’s clear that Guadagnino’s new movie will be much darker, causing fans to speculate if it’s a love story set in chaos, longing and suspense.
The film is also based on the book of the same title by Camille DeAngelis, which Barnes and Noble says it is “an astonishingly original coming-of-age tale that is at once a gorgeously written horror story as well as a mesmerizing meditation on female power and sexuality.”
It has also been called a “cannibal romance” by the BBC, which is disturbing yet interesting…
The plot seems to be intense
With a quick Google search, the plot of “Bones & All” seems to be:
“Love blossoms between a young woman on the margins of society and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile odyssey through the backroads of America. However, despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their differences.”
Luckily, Timothée Chalamet also blessed fans with a teaser trailer for the movie recently, which shows him and Russell tied up in what looks to be a potentially destructive love affair centered around two misfits.
Additionally, Barnes and Noble has a description of the book’s plot on their website, with much more detail than what the cast of the film has given us so far:
“Maren Yearly is a young woman who wants the same things we all do. She wants to be someone people admire and respect. She wants to be loved. But her secret, shameful needs have forced her into exile. She hates herself for the bad thing she does, for what it's done to her family and her sense of identity; for how it dictates her place in the world and how people see her — how they judge her. She didn't choose to be this way.
"Because Maren Yearly doesn't just break hearts, she devours them. Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson's eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them. Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same — with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car.
"But when her mother abandons her the day after her 16th birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, and finds much more than she bargained for along the way.
"Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn't only looking for her father, she's looking for herself.”
Clearly, as much as we all love Chalamet, Russell is the one to keep your eyes on during this film as she portrays Maren Yearly and all of her fatalities.
What Chalamet and the press have said about the film
Chalamet recently attended the Venice Film Festival, attending press for the film. Talking about the 1980s setting and characters within the plot, Chalamet said, “It was a relief to play characters who are wrestling with an internal dilemma absent the ability to go on Reddit, or Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok and figure out where they fit in.”
Meanwhile, many press outlets have already viewed the film, raving about Chalamet and Russell as a duo on screen.
Entertainment Weekly said, “It's just two crazy kids with hope in their hearts and a femur bone, perhaps, in their throats, running as fast they can.” Additionally, Variety said that Russell “brings cannibal magic to ‘Bones & All.’”
“Bones & All” will hit the big screen Nov. 23 for audiences everywhere worldwide.