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Beautiful Boy Trailer: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet Are Father-Son Duo Grappling With Addiction

Seasoned actor Steve Carell and Academy Award-nominated star-on-the-rise Timothée Chalamet partner for a most intimate film: director Felix Van Groeningen's (The Broken Circle Breakdown) forthcoming drama Beautiful Boy.

Amazon Studios just released the first trailer for the film, which adapts a set of bestselling memoirs written by real-life father and son pair David Sheff and Nic Sheff. 

In Beautiful Boy, Carell and Chalamet star as the Sheffs — the latter is the meth-addicted son Nic, the former, his helpless father David — as they struggle with addiction, survival, relapse, and recovery over the course of many years. 

Alongside the trailer, Amazon unveiled the official poster for Beautiful Boy, shown below.

Chalamet, hot off an Oscar nomination for his stunning turn as Elio in Call Me By Your Name, underwent an intense physical transformation to properly depict a meth addict in Beautiful Boy. The young actor lost a significant amount of weight to "help accurately capture the dark stages of the drug" (via Interview Magazine). 

Chalamet further discussed his prep work in an interview with Newsweek, noting that Beautiful Boy is a film he holds close to his heart. 

"I can't wait for Beautiful Boy. I've never given myself more to any project in my life. I lost 20 pounds to do it because I'm playing a methamphetamine addict. I got to work with Steve Carell for two or three months," said Chalamet. "Similar to Call Me By Your Name, we really gave it everything, we laid it all on the line. It's a really powerful and moving memoir."

While limited releases like Beautiful Boy's often cause movies to end up severely underappreciated, it's clear that both the anticipation for the affecting film and its chances of scooping up multiple Oscar nominations are real — and that critics and casual moviegoers alike will flock to see it when it opens on October 12.