Timotheée Chalamet had an incredible run last year—chatting with Frank Ocean, being namechecked by Tyler, the Creator, and getting nominated for a fucking Oscar at just 22—and he isn't slowing down in 2018. It looks like his upcoming follow-up to Call Me By Your Name, Beautiful Boy, started pulling in Oscar buzz basically as soon as footage from the film premiered at CinemaCon, with critics saying that "it's going to be hard for anyone to top" Chalamet when awards season rolls around.
On Friday, Amazon Studios released the first clip from the film, and while it's impossible to tell if this one is legitimately Oscar-worthy based on the strength of a 30-second clip, the teaser makes one thing abundantly clear—the thing is going to be an emotional gut punch.
The film is based on a pair of memoirs; Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, by David Sheff, about Sheff's struggle to help his meth-addicted son, Nic, and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, by Nic Sheff, telling the story from his perspective. The adaptation has been floating around in development for a few years, with Mark Wahlberg attached to play the father at one point, but thankfully, the finished film settled on casting Chalamet as the younger Sheff and a heart-wrenching Steve Carell as his father.
"Who are you, Nic?" Carell asks in the footage, tears in his eyes.
"This is me, Dad," Chalamet shoots back. "Here. This is who I am."
The movie's directed by Felix Van Groeningen and produced by Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B. It also stars Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, and Timothy Hutton, alongside Chalamet and Carell. It's set to hit theaters October 12, so get the tissues ready.
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