Steve Carell and Amy Ryan Reunite For Addiction Drama ‘BEAUTIFUL BOY’
NBC’s The Office stars Steve Carell and Amy Ryan will team up for the upcoming addiction drama BEAUTIFUL BOY.
Based on the critically-acclaimed 2008 memoir “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” by David Sheff. The book was part of the Starbucks counters around the country after its release as part of the Starbucks Select book series, came out of a 2005 article Sheff wrote for The New York Times Magazine called “My Addiction Son.”
Carell will play David, with Ryan playing Vicki, David’s ex-wife. She was kept away from their son Nick after David was granted primary custody. They have to work together to help combat Nic’s methamphetamine addiction. David’s son Nic wrote his side of the story in the book “Tweak”, which was published alongside “Beautiful Boy” by Simon & Schuster. The rights to the book were picked up by Paramount Pictures in 2008. Beautiful Boy reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list on April 6, 2008 and on May 4, 2008. It also won the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for nonfiction that same year.
Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen will direct. Groeningen will adapt the script with Lion‘s Luke Davis. Amazon Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will produce.