got himself a new acting gig - he's joining the sure-to-be-stacked cast of Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh's follow-up to his (not good but financially successful) Murder on the Orient Express - I've seen the original Death on the Nile movie but I'll be damned if I remember much about it; any guesses who Armie would play? The only other actors attached so far are Branagh reprising his grotesquely mustachioed Inspector Poirot, and then Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot. Armie & Gal will look real good opposite each other, I wager!
you can read the whole thing right here. That's where I've been for the last half an hour. It is long! But it's full of stuff I didn't know yet so I recommend it, up to and including this confirmation of rumors about the Call Me By Your Name sequel:
"He wanted Johnson to play the wife of Hammer’s character. “She has to be a New England kind of hoochie woman,” he said, riffing merrily. “You have, maybe, five children.” “Oh, great,” Hammer said. “The only problem is the title,” Guadagnino reflected. “It cannot be ‘Call Me by Your Name Two.’ ”
I can't remember where that idea originated - if it's something Luca said in interviews before or if it's something everybody just sort of assumed would happen given his clear affection for Dakota and this perfect role for her sitting right there... but that's probably going to happen, if (no when) the sequel happens.
Other choice tidbits from the New Yorker piece - we hear what happened with Rio, Luca's movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal that he's no longer attached to direct, and then there's my favorite little passage, where he talks about his first sexual stirrings coming from a photo of "the actor Michele Placido costumed as Superman on the cover of the magazine TV Sorrisi e Canzoni" -- Luca says "I couldn’t take my eyes from the crotch," hilariously. Stars, they're just like us! And yes of course I managed to find the picture online...