Amazon has debuted the new Beautiful Boy trailer. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, the film opens in theaters on October 12. It is based on the 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. The book is officially described as follows:
“What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery.
Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets.
David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.”
Beautiful Boy was directed by Felix Van Groeningen from a script by Luke Davies and van Groeningen. The R-rated film was produced by Jeremy Kliner, Dee Dee Gardner, and Brad Pitt.