Public health charity Addaction will be the partner for the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
The film, due for UK release in January 2019, is based on memoirs by David Sheff and his son Nic. Beautiful Boy tells the story of Nic’s descent into methamphetamine addiction and his father’s struggle to help him. The lead characters are played by Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell.
Addaction will work as the official charity partner to help connect people with help, advice and support through our online web chat service. StudioCanal, producers and distributors of Beautiful Boy in the UK, will help us reach people who might be affected by the issues through social media campaigns, screenings and media partnerships.
Karen Tyrell, Executive Director of External Affairs at Addaction said: “This is an incredible partnership for us. Beautiful Boy and David Sheff’s struggle with his son’s drug use is a modern version of our founder’s story. In 1967, Mollie Craven wrote to the Guardian newspaper in despair about her son’s heroin use. She called on other parents to come together to support each other, and Addaction was born. We’re hugely grateful to be part of David and Nic’s story."