TORONTO (AP) — Steve Carell says Timothee Chalamet's audition for "Beautiful Boy" was the best he's ever seen.
The movie is based on the twin memoirs of David Sheff and his son, Nic, about each's perspective on Nic's decade-long, nearly fatal plunge into drug addiction. Toggling between those nightmarish lows and a more innocent past, "Beautiful Boy," fluctuates between addiction and recovery.
To play the father and son, Chalmet and Carrell first met at Chalamet's audition. This was before the 22-year-old's breakthrough Oscar-nominated role in "Call Me By Your Name."
Chalamet's performance as a young drug addict has again put in him the Oscar mix, this time potentially as a supporting actor nominee.
"Beautiful Boy" opens in select theaters Friday.