beautiful boy clip

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell are at a diner in the new Beautiful Boy clip released by Amazon Studios, but the only thing they’re making a meal of is this year’s Oscars. The two Oscar nominees star as father and son in a dramatic adaptation of the true-life struggles of David Sheff and his meth-addicted son, Nic Sheff.

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beautiful boy trailer

As soon as Beautiful Boy made its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, it became immediately clear that Timothée Chalamet is due for another Oscar nomination. The 22-year-old actor stunned last year in Call Me By Your Name, and is already a shoo-in for the Oscar race with his role as a struggling teen drug addict in Beautiful Boy.

That’s not to say that Steve Carell, who plays his father, isn’t receiving raves himself — the buzz around Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen‘s English-language debut is all about both beautiful boys.

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Beautiful Boy Review

“I don’t look at Nic the way I look at the other addicts in the room,” wrote David Sheff about his son Nic in his memoir Beautiful Boy. “Nic is a smart kid who has gone way out of control.”

The disease of addiction is rife with contradiction such as these. It can leave a person’s outside entirely in tact while eating them from the outside in. The very things that make someone charming and winning might become the very cudgels they wield in order to squeeze their loved ones for support. The addict, unlike a cancer patient, holds all the power to stop the pain inflicted to their body, yet the condition saps their agency to do what they know is necessary. And then, of course, there’s the famously paradoxical maxim: relapse is a part of recovery.

Beautiful Boy’s director and co-screenwriter Felix van Groeningen digs in and embraces the frustration these opposing truths cause in the minds of all those affected by addiction. He’s an inspired choice to bring David and Nic Sheff’s story to life given that his international breakout feature, 2013’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, depicts a similarly tragic journey as the illness of a child slowly gnaws away at the sanity of an entire family. Van Groeningen, who collaborated with Luke Davies on the adaptation, even utilizes a similar narrative technique to tell the story. Rather than charting the progress of the disease chronologically, he cuts between the happy times and the tragic ones. The adjacency of these two timelines makes their divergence all the more harrowing. Health and happiness are both so near and so unattainable in Beautiful Boy. Read More »

dune remake cast

Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune adaptation may have found its Lady Jessica. Mission: Impossible breakout Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join the Dune cast as the female lead, opposite Timothée Chalamet, who has already been cast as Paul Atreides.

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a rainy day in new york shelved

Woody Allen‘s next movie may never see the light of day. The prolific filmmaker recently announced he was taking time off from directing for the first time since 1981, and now comes word that Amazon has shelved his next film, A Rainy Day in New York. Amazon has yet to give a specific reason as to why they’re shelving the movie, but odds are it has a lot to do with the sexual abuse allegations allegations that have followed the director for decades.

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Little Women cast

In her never-ending quest to drive Film Twitter into a frenzy, Greta Gerwig is adding yet another impressive name to her already impressive Little Women cast: Laura Dern. Dern will join a line-up that includes Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee ChalametEmma Stone and Florence Pugh.

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Dune cast

Timothée Chalamet is in talks to join Denis Villenueve‘s Dune, an adaptation of the epic Frank Herbert sci-fi novel. The Call Me By Your Name star will play Paul Atreides, a character played by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch’s weirdo adaptation of the same novel.

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little women remake

Greta Gerwig may have landed her next directing gig after making a splash with last year’s award-winning Lady Bird. The Oscar-nominated director is reportedly eyeing a Little Women remake, which may have the most star-studded cast since the last Little Women feature film.

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beautiful boy trailer

Timothée Chalamet follows up his stellar breakout year with what looks to be another riveting performance in the (appropriately titled) biographical drama, Beautiful Boy. Chalamet stars opposite Steve Carell in the heartrending drama about a father watching his son struggle with methamphetamine addiction, which threatens to upend their rosy, suburban lives. Now, a month after Amazon Studios teased a buzzy scene between the two acting heavyweights, the first Beautiful Boy trailer has been released.

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The King cast

Netflix’s upcoming movie The King has found its subjects.

Director David Michod (Animal Kingdom, War Machine) begins production tomorrow on his William Shakespeare-inspired epic movie, and he’s pulled together a pretty stellar cast to join previously-announced stars Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior). Read on to learn about the rest of The King cast and who they’ll play in this story of war, legacy, and nobility.
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