Luca Guadagnino Moves Into TV With ‘We Are Who We Are’ for HBO, Sky (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 5/16/2019 | Nick Vivarelli
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Luca Guadagnino is set to start shooting his first TV series, “We Are Who We Are,” for HBO and Sky, “in a couple of weeks,” the director of “Call Me by Your Name” told Variety. Guadagnino is currently in Cannes with his star-studded short “The Staggering Girl,” which world-premieres Friday in Directors’ Fortnight.

“We Are Who We Are” will focus on “a group of American teenagers on a U.S. military base in Italy,” Guadagnino said, particularly two 14 year olds, a boy and a girl named Fraser Wilson and Caitlin Harper. The two become close amid their posse of teenage friends, who think they’re a couple. But Fraser is experiencing confusing feelings about his identity and develops an innocent romantic connection with an older soldier.

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“All the characters are from the U.S.,” Guadagnino said. Casting was done in Los Angeles, London, Africa and Italy.

The eight-episode show will be an HBO and Sky original series and is being produced by Wildside, with international sales handled by Fremantle.

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Guadagnino’s short, “Staggering Girl,” fuses the aesthetics of film and haute couture and has a multi-layered...
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