Amazon Studios just released a second full trailer for the dramatic film, Beautiful Boy. The film stars Oscar nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and is based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff.
In the new two-minute trailer, Steve Carell as David Scheff tells his son, played by Chalamet, “If you could take all the words in the language it still wouldn’t describe how much I love you. I love you more than everything.”
Beautiful Boy‘s cast also includes Maura Tierney (The Affair) and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone). Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown) directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Luke Davies.
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Brad Pitt produced, with Nan Morales executive producing. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Ruben Impens, editor Nico Leunen, production designer Ethan Tobman, and costume designer Emma Potter.
The film currently sits at 74% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Among supporters of the film is Los Angeles Times’ Justin Chang who praises the drama, saying, “The detachment at work in Beautiful Boy suggests an attempt to speak clearly and truthfully, to resist the clichés of the addiction drama while acknowledging that those clichés can hardly be rewritten.”
Amazon Studios will be releasing the film theatrically on October 12, 2018. The MPAA’s given Beautiful Boy an R rating for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material.
The Beautiful Boy Plot:
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs by David Sheff (author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction) and Nic Sheff (author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines), Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.