Last July 8, Much, Much Love was released, a documentary focused on the famous Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado. Now, its directors have revealed a curious detail that he himself confirmed: would have wanted Timothée Chalamet to interpret it in a biopic.
Talking to Variety, director Cristina Constantini mentioned that she and co-director Kareem Tabsch once questioned Mercado about a hypothetical representation on the big screen:
« I was suggesting to Gael García Bernal, but he said that ‘he was very old’, so we said to him: ‘Well, then, who would you want to play you?’ And he said:‘Who is that guy from Call Me By Your Name?« And we said, ‘Timothée Chalamet?’ And he said, ‘Yes, it would be a very good opportunity for him.’ I love that you chose it, « he says.
On the other hand, producer Alex Fumero said with a laugh that, with this decision, there could be some representation problems, but that the choice is aligned with the way of being of the Market, who always prioritized youth and beauty above of anything else, including Latino representation.
The truth is that, in effect, the desire to have the young actor as his film version is perfectly aligned with this enigmatic part of the television personality also known as Shanti Ananda: he never discussed his age before the cameras and struggled to show a youthful appearance.
The documentary has garnered quite positive comments from critics and audiences alike and currently has 100% approval on the Rotten Tomatoes site.
In regards to Chalamet, several months ago it was confirmed that he will be back for the sequel to Call Me By Your Name.
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José Roberto Landaverde Cinéfilo and music lover. I am fascinated by writing, listening, reading and commenting on everything related to the seventh art. I think Fleetwood Mac is underrated. I’m a fan of Rocky and Back to the Future and obviously one day I’ll upload the « Philly Steps » and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that cinema is the best teleporting machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented.