Amazon’s upcoming film Beautiful Boy is based on the novel Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, features a stellar cast and a first-time director. It all comes together for a well-received film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is set to premiere on October 12th, 2018.

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About Beautiful Boy

Official Description: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Beautiful Boy sinks its teeth deep into the relationship between a father and son facing the monster that is addiction. Director Felix Van Groeningen is making his English-language debut here, and he’s got a lot of great stuff to work with. The novel hit the best-seller list, and the script adaptation comes from Groeningen and Luke Davies who himself wrote a novel on addiction.

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Beautiful Boy features a cast that includes …

Steve Carell as David Sheff
Timothée Chalamet as Nic Sheff
Jack Dylan Grazer as 12-year-old Nic
Zachary Rifkin as eight-year-old Nic
Kue Lawrence as four and six-year-old Nic
Maura Tierney as Karen Barbour
Amy Ryan as Vicki Sheff
Kaitlyn Dever as Lauren
Andre Royo as Spencer
Timothy Hutton as Dr. Brown
LisaGay Hamilton as Rose
Amy Forsyth as Diane
Christian Convery as Jasper Sheff
Oakley Bull as Daisy Sheff
Stefanie Scott as Julia
Ricky Low as Destiny

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Steve Carell is a phenomenal actor. His ability to go from comedy to drama and back again is not something most actors can do. This trailer, plus the reviews, seem to point to another stellar performance from Carell who I predict will eventually get an Oscar for a role sooner or later (he was nominated in 2014 for Foxcatcher). Timothée Chalamet continues the impressive career start that’s taken him from the TV show Homeland to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

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