Variety‘s Manori Ravindran, the London-based bureau chief whose 6.18.20 obituary about British singer Vera Lynn ignored the fact that she’s best known stateside for singing “We’ll Meet Again” during the final minutes of Dr. Strangelove, has done it again.
She’s written an announcement piece about Luca Guadagnino‘s currently-filming Bones and All, an adaptation of the same-titled 2015 novel by Camille DeAngelis, without mentioning the word “cannibalism”.
Ravindran has also omitted any mention of the book’s YA designation.
Ravindran describes the forthcoming film as “the story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothee Chalamet), a disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join forces for a roadtrip through Ronald Reagan’s America.”
Bones and All costars include Mark Rylance, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, André Holland and Francesca Scorsese.
Were it not for the Guadagnino imprimatur, I would be antsy about watching a film with this subject matter…be honest. Not to mention the idea of YA-anything. I’m sure there’s more to it than the Night of the Living Dead factor, and I’m sure Luca’s directorial eye will lend something arresting to the material.