Based on the memoirs of David Sheff and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy centers on Nic’s (Timothée Chalamet) battles with his met addiction. Steve Carell, featured last year in Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, plays his loving and concerned dad David. Felix Van Groeningen, best known for The Broken Circle Breakdown, directs the drama which is penned by Lion scribe Luke Davies.
The project was initially developed by filmmaker Cameron Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and the good news is this heartbreaking and inspiring story is finally getting the big screen treatment. Co-starring Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, the feature opens nationwide October 12 via Amazon Studios. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!