The Hollywood Reporter has revealed today that the recently acquired studio from Amazon, MGM, has acquired the rights for Luca Guadagnino‘s latest feature film, Bones and All. Guadagnino is set to have two films released this year, with his Sony Pictures Classics documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, set to be released later during the year also.
It is Amazon’s first deal after acquiring the studio last week. No details on the specific release date, but one will assume that the movie will indeed release during awards season, as Guadagnino is a big name after making 2017’s Call Me By Your Name. He reunites with CMBYN star Timothée Chalamet here, with the film also starring Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, Francesca Scorsese, and David Gordon Green, based on the book of the same name by Camille DeAngelis.
In a statement, MGM film chairman Michael De Luca and president Pam Abdy explained that “Since his earliest days, Luca has been obsessed with movies, which makes him a kindred spirit to us both. We have long admired his devotion to the kind of cinema that is both admired and passionately discussed by moviegoing audiences. We are equally thrilled to be working with Timothée, Taylor, Mark and this outstanding ensemble cast whose work in Bones and All will be a must-see on the big screen.”
Guadagnino also spoke on the acquisition, stating “I am delighted that MGM, a studio that so clearly loves filmmakers and respects bold vision, is going to bring my movie into the world and that the amazing work of Timothée, Taylor, Mark and the rest of the cast will be seen in theaters. Bones and All could not be in better hands with Kevin Ulrich, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy at the helm. I am truly proud to be associated with the iconic lion that has roared at the start of so many of my favorite films over the decades.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter