Move over Call Me By Your Name; the trailer for Timothée Chalamet’s new film Beautiful Boy is finally here. In Felix Van Groeningen’s daring adaptation of the New York Times’ best-selling father-son memoir, Timmy shows us a side of himself that we haven't seen before.
We're in present-day San Fransisco, and the relationship between Nic Sheff (Chalamet) and his accomplished journalist father David (Carrell) has reached a climax. In a performance that some are claiming could propel him to the Oscar stage, Chalamet transforms from the lovesick and heartbroken Elio to a young meth addict battling addiction.
Raising questions of identity, family and the unbearable lightness of youth, the producers of 12 Years A Slave and Moonlight bring together an all-star cast. Enter Karen: David’s wife who questions what role to play as the step-mother in this tale, played by Maura Tierney who is known for her role in the hit Drama The Affair, and Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone) who plays the ever-determined Vicky, fighting for her son. The drama that ensues this strained relationship involves a wider web of issues and characters that we can all relate to.
Will this father-son relationship survive? Catch Beautiful Boy in theatres October 12th, and watch the trailer below.