Beautiful Boy trailer positions Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet as Oscar frontrunners

The film is based on the memoirs of Nic Sheff, who became addicted to methamphetamine as a teenager, and of his father David 

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 27 June 2018 14:55 BST
Beautiful Boy- trailer

We may only be in June, but that's barely stopped awards season from creeping up on us.

Specifically, what could very well prove to be one of our biggest Academy Award contenders: Beautiful Boy, with a trailer newly released and looking particularly heart-wrenching to boot.

With Timothée Chalamet making history earlier this year by becoming the youngest Best Actor nominee at the Oscars in 80 years, he returns now in the English-language debut of Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen, starring across from Steve Carell, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 for Foxcatcher.

From what the footage we've seen so far suggests, they both could very well be looking at their second Oscar nominations next year.

Beautiful Boy is based on the memoirs of Nic Sheff (Chalamet), who became addicted to methamphetamine as a teenager, and of his father David Sheff (Steve Carell), examining how deeply drug addiction can tear into the family unit. Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney also star.

Produced by Amazon Studios, Beautiful Boy will hit UK cinemas 18 January.

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