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Sufjan Stevens Soundtracks Upcoming Film Call Me By Your Name

The Hollywood Reporter has noted that shape-shifting troubadour Sufjan Stevens will debut new music in an upcoming film, titled Call Me By Your Name.  Premiering January 22 at the Sundance Film Festival, the film is a tale of an American student, played by Armie Hammer, who is visiting Italy in the summer of 1983 and attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American, (Timothy Chalamet). Luca Guadagnino directed the gay love story, which is based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman.

Stevens’ previous record, Carrie & Lowell, was met with critical acclaim, even where there was “hardly a sweeping orchestral score or electronic blip to be heard,” as James Grebey wrote for SPIN in April 2015. Though Stevens composed and soundtracked a short film titled The BQE back in 2007, this is his first proper outing in the realm of feature film. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Stevens penned and will perform original songs for the flick.

Though there’s no date for distribution as of yet, you can expect a broader release, as Sony Pictures Classics already purchased the worldwide rights to the movie.