Keep a spot open on your 2019 Oscar ballot for "Beautiful Boy."
"Beautiful Boy" is based on father and son David Sheff and Nic Sheff's memoirs on the family's struggle with Nic's meth addiction.
As Collider noted, Cameron Crowe previously intended to write and direct this adaptation, with Mark Wahlberg (!) as the potential star. Instead, director Felix Van Groeningen got Chalamet hot off his "Call Me By Your Name" nomination, with Amazon Studios hoping they have another "Manchester by the Sea" on their hands.
Here's the synopsis:
"Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, 'Beautiful Boy' chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. In select theaters October 12."
This looks like it's focused on the father-son story, but never count out Amy Ryan or Maura Tierney when it comes to powerful performances too.
In "select theaters" October 12 means it'll most likely roll out wide a bit later -- keeping it in front of Academy eyeballs during Oscar season.
Here's the trailer:Here's the fantastic poster:
Absolutely love that. Getting an "Ordinary People" feel from this, in the very best way.
Keep an eye out for this one on or after October 12.
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