The film, which is based on the best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, follows the heartbreaking experience of a family coping with addiction over many years.
Get those tissues ready.
Timothée Chalamet may be up for his second Oscar nomination. In the first full-length trailer for Amazon Studios' "Beautiful Boy," the young actor's portrayal of a real-life methamphetamine addict is turning the internet into a puddle of tears.
The film, which is based on the best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, follows the "heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years." "Beautiful Boy" concentrates on the complicated relationship father David Sheff (played by Steve Carell) and son, Nic (Chalamet).
"There are moments that I look at him, this kid that I raised, who I thought I knew inside and out, and I wonder who he is." Carell's character says in the trailer. ("The Office" alum is also said to be a Oscar contender this year for the role.)
"I don't feel like I have a disease. This isn't like cancer, this is my choice I put myself here," Chalamet's Nic says at one point, as we see a scene of him crying in a car.
The trailer teases a heart-wrenching, yet inspiring film that will no doubt be a tearjerker. We see clips of Chalamet's character sobbing, defending his using, and laying on a bathroom floor. We also see Carell's character desperately trying to help his son.
Chalamet had to lose a whopping 25 pounds for the role and had a drug addiction consultant on set to make sure his portrayal was realistic.
The film also stars Maura Tiernay, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever. "Beautiful Boy" is from the Academy Award winning producers of "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight."
Watch the full trailer below.
"Beautiful Boy" hits theaters October 12, 2018