As promised by Timothée Chalamet in a series of tweets posted over the past couple of days, the first trailer for Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy was released this morning, further revealing the upcoming addiction drama starring Steve Carell and Chalamet as a father and son going through a rough point in their lives.
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy, which was adapted for the screen by Luke Davies and Van Groeningen, chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Chalamet made history earlier this year when he became the youngest best actor contender in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards for his astonishing performance in Luca Guadagnino’s gay coming-of-age tale Call Me by Your Name, and it seems likely that he will earn another nomination next year for Beautiful Boy, as will Carell.
“Your mind knows you’re acting. But when you drop twenty pounds and you are under a rain machine for eight takes in a T-shirt—your body doesn’t know you’re acting,” Chalamet told MTV while discussing the drastic weight loss he underwent for his role as the meth-addicted Nic Sheff.
Also starring in the film are Golden Globe-winner Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, who starred opposite Carell on the hit TV series The Office for a number of seasons, as Vicki Sheff, Nic’s mother. Beautiful Boy will be released by Amazon Studios just in time for awards season on October 12.
Mark your calendars, because ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ now has a May 21, 2021 release date
I am pleased to inform you that Lionsgate announced via text message(?) today that John Wick: Chapter 4 has been given an official May 21, 2021 release date, so start clearing your schedules and marking your calendars accordingly, folks.
“You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021,” the text message reads, and it’s damn right. I have served. And I will be of service. I will literally do anything to get another John Wick movie in front of my eyeholes.
The release date is literally all we know about John Wick: Chapter 4 at this point, but it’s safe to assume that the film will likely find Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman up to his usual bad guy-fighting shenanigans, killing dudes with everyday objects like books and riding around on motorcycles and shit. Y’know, all the familiar hitman stuff.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which is arguably the best installment in the series to date, hit theaters last Friday and had no trouble putting an end to Avengers: Endgame‘s weeks-long box office reign, picking up $56 million at the domestic box office and another $36 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total so far to $93 million.
I’m going into hibernation now. See you all in two years and one day.
Fox Searchlight drops $14 million on Terrence Malick’s WWII drama ‘A Hidden Life’ at Cannes
Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, Terrence Malick’s ninth film, the World War II drama A Hidden Life, has been snatched up by Disney-owned Fox Searchlight in a deal worth $12-14 million, according to Deadline.
The trade reports that Paramount, Focus Features, A24, and Netflix were among some of the other studios bidding on A Hidden Life at the Cannes market, but Fox Searchlight has unlimited Disney money now and they can outbid whoever the hell they want.
I’m kidding (mostly), but it’s exciting to see Malick return to Cannes or the first time since 2011’s The Tree of Life, which picked up the Palme d’Or that year and went on to earn several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
A Hidden Life tells the true story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diel), who defied and refused to serve under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime during WWII before being imprisoned. With all of the fascist bullshit out there in the world today, it sounds like Malick’s latest will be timely as hell.
Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Valerie Pachner, Jurgen Prochnow, Alexander Fehling, and the late Bruno Ganz also star in A Hidden Life, which, per THR, “will get a robust theatrical release later this year.”
Quentin Tarantino better not catch you leaking any ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ spoilers
Quentin Tarantino took a page out of the Russo Brothers’ book this morning by sharing a letter on social media asking those attending the premiere of his new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow to not leak any spoilers.
“I love Cinema. You love Cinema. It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time,” Tarantino writes. “I’m thrilled to be here in Cannes to share Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood with the festival audience. The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.”
Tarantino’s request, as reasonable as it is, is an interesting one. We know that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood involves both Sharon Tate and Charles Manson in one way or another, and we already know how that whole thing tragically played out.
Could Tarantino’s latest be the final installment in his revisionist history trilogy? Will Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate and Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee team up and beat the shit out of Damon Herriman’s Charles Manson at the end of the movie? Only time will tell at this point. All I know is I really want to see Sharon Tate and Bruce Lee fuck up Charles Manson.
Whatever the case may be, it’s curious that Tarantino would be so worried about spoilers when he’s premiering his movie more than a month in advance on what is practically cinema’s world stage. A post with the title “[LEAK]: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood SPOILERS!!!” is inevitably going to pop-up on r/Movies at one point or another before the film’s theatrical release on July 26.
Check out Tarantino’s letter below:
— Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (@OnceInHollywood) May 20, 2019