The first full trailer for Beautiful Boy, the English-language debut of Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen (the Oscar-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown), is here and it’s a doozy.
Oscar nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) star as David and Nic Sheff, a father and son whose memoirs (“Beautiful Boy” and “Tweak,” respectively) tell the heartbreakingly real story of a family experiencing survival, relapse and recovery through Nic’s years-long drug addiction.
Beautiful Boy co-stars Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (E.R., The Affair) and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone). It’s got the powerhouse set of Oscar-winning producers of Plan B behind it including Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave), and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner (Moonlight).
Right now, I have Steve Carell at #3 in Best Actor and Timothée Chalamet at #1 in Supporting Actor in my 2019 Oscar prediction charts with the film and its screenplay moving up. I expect this to have a major fall festival presence and be a major Oscar player.
Amazon Studios will release BEAUTIFUL BOY in theaters October 12, 2018.
Here is the trailer and poster.