Timothee Chalamet follows up his Oscar nominated performance in the gay romance “Call Me by Your Name” with the real-life family drama “Beautiful Boy.” In this Amazon Studios release due out October 12, he plays a meth addict who struggles to overcome his addiction with the support of his family. The film is the first in English by Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”). Luke Davies (“Lion”) adapted the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff.
“Beautiful Boy” marks the first major film for Chalamet since he made history at the Oscars. At just 22 years of age, he became the third youngest Best Actor nominee in history for playing a lovelorn teenager who falls in love with his father’s grad student (Armie Hammer) in “Call Me by Your Name.” The newcomer also had prominent roles in another Oscar nominated film, “Lady Bird,” as well as in the dark western “Hostiles.”
“Beautiful Boy” is all but certain to premiere at one of the three festivals – Telluride, Venice and Toronto — that launch awards season. Do you think that Chalamet will reap another Best Actor bid at the Academy Awards? After watching the trailer, sound off in the comments section.