Will the Oscars call Timothée Chalamet by his name next year?
Following last month’s teaser, Amazon Studios has released a full trailer for Beautiful Boy, an upcoming biographical drama about a family’s struggle to survive substance abuse.
The film is based on two memoirs, David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by his son, Nic Sheff.
The 22-year-old Oscar-nominated Call Me by Your Name star plays Nic, an honor student and athlete whose suburban life is derailed by meth addiction. Steve Carell plays Nic’s father, David.
“You’re just embarrassed because I was like, this amazing thing, like your special creation or something and you don’t like who I am now,” Nic tells his father in the trailer.
“Who are you, Nic?”
“This is me, dad. This is who I am.”
“I felt better than I ever had, so I just kept on doing it,” Nic later explains of his drug use. “I don’t feel like I have a disease. This isn’t like cancer, this is my choice, I put myself here.”
Adapted and directed by Felix Van Groeningen, Beautiful Boy also stars Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, and Timothy Hutton.
In Hot Summer Nights, out July 27, Chalamet plays a kid who falls in with a rough crowd and starts selling pot in Cape Cod.
Beautiful Boy is in theaters October 12.