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Timothée Chalamet plays a tortured meth addict in new film Beautiful Boy

The CMBYN star plays Steve Carrell’s son in the harrowing movie

Very beautiful boy Timothée Chalamet plays Steve Carell’s meth-addicted son in a new teaser trailer for the upcoming film Beautiful Boy.  

The short 45-second clip shows Chalamet (as Nic) doing normal suburban young person things – kissing girls, chilling outside – which then moves into a scene with Carrell, as the pair have a difficult, emotional chat, cutting away to shots of Chalamet spiralling into his drug addiction.

“I’m attracted to craziness and you’re just embarrassed because I was like, this amazing thing, like your special creation or something and you don’t like who I am now,” Chalamet says, obviously deep into his troubles.

Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, the film chronicles the author’s struggles with his son’s addiction. If the trailer is anything to go by, this may earn Chalamet another Oscar nomination, having already received one for his stellar performance in Call Me By Your Name.

Chalamet plays Nic, while Steve Carell will play his father David. Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, and Timothy Hutton are all in the lineup for the supporting cast.

Earlier this week, the New York Times’ T Magazine said Chalamet’s current success had ushered in the “Age of the Twink”. The article took ‘twink’, a word that has been long used to describe a queer, skinny man aesthetic, and claimed that the look had become a new way for straight men to succeed in creative industries. Dazed responded with an opinion piece that argued this was a bizarre appropriation of queer culture, and a oversight of the problematic nature of stereotyping ‘twinks’ in general.

Chalamet will also star in the highly anticipated upcoming film Hot Summer Nights, alongside It Follows’ Maika Munroe, which traces the journey of a shy kid who spends the summer in Cape Cod, getting invested in the local weed trade. 

Watch the trailer for Beautiful Boy below, set to hit cinemas October 2018