Amazon Studios just released an incredibly moving trailer for the dramatic film Beautiful Boy. The movie, which is based on the bestselling memoirs by father and son David Sheff and Nic Sheff, is making an early case for Oscar consideration with the unveiling of the powerful two-minute video.
The studio’s also released the film’s official poster.
Oscar nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) lead a cast that 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.
Amazon Studios is targeting an October 12, 2018 theatrical release. The MPAA’s given Beautiful Boy an R rating for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material.
The 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.