“Call Me by Your Name” breakout Timothée Chalamet could be gunning for his second straight Oscar nomination, playing a drug-addicted teenager in “Beautiful Boy.”
The new drama, directed by Felix Van Groeningen (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”), debuted a heart-tugging first trailer that suggested major emotional scenes with Chalamet — as well as Steve Carell as his dad.
The film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
The Amazon release, based on father-son memoirs by David Sheff (“Beautiful Boy”) and Nic Sheff (“Tweak”), also stars Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.
Chalamet became an indie heartthrob as a young gay teenager during an idyllic summer in 1983 Italy in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which earned an Oscar for James Ivory’s adapted screenplay and three other nominations, including Best Picture.
Chalamet also stars in next month’s indie “Hot Summer Nights,” playing a shy weed dealer in 1980s Cape Cod.
“Beautiful Boy” is due in theaters October 12.
Watch the trailer above.