Pre-trailer footage for Timothée Chalamet’s upcoming film Beautiful Boy has hit the interweb and it’s already creating Oscar buzz.
The film was produced by Amazon Studios and is based on the memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, and his son Nic Sheff’s memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines.
Chalamet plays Nic, a star high school athlete and honor student whose picture perfect suburban life is completely thwarted when he becomes addicted to meth.
The new teaser shows Chalamet kissing on girls, riding his bike, and popping pills.
“I’m attracted to craziness and you’re just embarrassed because I was like, this amazing thing, like your special creation or something and you don’t like who I am now,” Nic tells his father, played by Steve Carell, at a restaurant.
“Who are you, Nic?” his father asks.
“This is me, dad,” Nic replies. “This is who I am!”
Beautiful Boy hits theaters October 12.