MGM made its first theatrical move since Amazon acquired the studio, picking up the distribution rights to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s first U.S. set feature film, Bones and All. Timothée Chalamet stars alongside Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Taylor Russell, André Holland, Jessica Harper, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Gordon-Green, Francesca Scorsese, and Chloë Sevigny.
Directed by Guadagnino and written by his longtime collaborator, David Kajganich (Suspiria, A Bigger Splash), the film is adapted from the Camille DeAngelis novel of the same name. Bones and All also features a reteam of Call Me by Your Name actors Chalamet and Stuhlburg.
Bones and All is a story of a first love in America in the 1980s where Maren (Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, meet and embark on a thousand-mile odyssey where they traverse back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
Said Michael De Luca, MGM Film Group Chairman, and Pam Abdy, MGM Film Group President:
“[Luca] is the rare filmmaker whose two-decades long career has spanned countless genres and subjects, and throughout, he has remained true to his unique vision. 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.”
The pic was shot in the Ohio tri-state area in the spring of 2021. Unfortunately, it will likely not make its way to the Cannes Film Festival in time for the world premiere.
“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.”
Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.