Timothee Chalamet’s Fans Shut Down His Red Carpet Movie Premiere

While the crowd of Timothee Chalamet fans were well-behaved, officials shut down the red carpet over fears for the star's safety.

By Jonathan Klotz | Published

The Milan red carpet premier of Timothee Chalamet’s latest film, Bones and All, was shut down due to security concerns. According to a report from MovieWeb, the scene on the ground was reminiscent of Beatlemania. Officials did not believe they could control the throngs of Chalamet fans, potentially endangering the Dune star, which led to the decision to shut down the red carpet event.

While the fans were well-behaved with no reported injuries, the massive gathering surrounded the building. The sheer volume of Timothee Chalamet fans made the situation dangerous, not their behavior. Inside the building, the screening of Bones and All was able to proceed as planned while authorities safely dispersed the disappointed fans.

An earlier screening in September at the Venice Fan Festival also had a large gathering of Timothee Chalamet fans in attendance. Venice’s gathering was allowed to proceed with the star signing autographs and meeting with fans before the screening. Differences between venues and security teams are a potential reason for one event being canceled and the other proceeding. The Dune star continues to draw impressive crowds of fans wherever he goes, which makes massive fan gatherings the norm, rather than the exception.

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Timothee Chalamet in Dune

Bones and All, the movie Timothee Chalamet has been promoting this Fall, is based off of a hit book by author Camille DeAngelis. Chalamet stars as Lee alongside Taylor Russel as his lover, Maren, as the two go on a roundtrip across the United States. What makes the film stand out is the small detail that both Lee and Maren are cannibals.

During an interview with SFX while on the promotional tour, Timothee Chalamet explains the strange importance cannibalism has within the movie by comparing it to addiction and generational trauma. He said that cannibalism represented wrestling with trauma from past generations, and how sometimes that could be overcome by other times, it remains a blemish.

Quickly, the Call Me By Your Name star said, it also became a metaphor for addiction and young people dealing with exploring who they are, falling in love, and navigating the world while dealing with something dangerous and destructive.

The film is directed by Luca Gaudagnino and won the Silver Lion award for Best Direction at the Venice International Film Festival. In addition, Bones and All received a 10-minute standing ovation honoring Timothee Chalamet, Taylor Russel, and Gaudagnino. Also starring in the film are Andre Holland, Chloe Sevigny, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Mark Rylance, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Gaudagnino and Timothee Chalamet’s last collaboration, Call Me By Your Name, won an Oscar in 2017 while also dealing with similarly difficult subject matter. In that case, it was a gay relationship between lovers with a significant age difference. The role of Elio Perlman helped launch Chalamet into the discussion of the greatest actors working in Hollywood today while achieving incredible critical success. At the moment, it would appear that Bones and All is poised to repeat the duo’s past success when it debuts on November 24th in theaters.