A new project is in the making in New York for James Ivory, who in less than one month will be running at the Oscars, where he's nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name, based on the novel by André Aciman.
Once again, Ivory is collaborating with an Italian director: Michele Diomà, 35, born in Naples but based in Manhattan. Diomà previously worked with Francesco Rosi and directed the documentaries Born in the U.S.E., and Sweet Democracy starring Dario Fo and Renato Scarpa.
Actor and director Giorgio Arcelli Fontana will participate in this film, too. Ivory's main titles include The Remains of the Day and Howards End, both starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, and A Room with a View, based on the novel by Edward Morgan Foster, and that won 3 Oscars in 1987.