This week on Pop Culture Confidential Oscar nominated screenwriter Luke Davies talks about adapting the addiction memoir Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. As well as about his own painful and personal journey through a 10-year heroin addiction
The new movie Beautiful Boy is based on two powerful memoirs by a father and son: journalist David Sheff wrote Beautiful Boy about his son Nic’s struggles with meth addiction and the impact on the family. And Nic Sheff is the author of Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines.
Now these books have been adapted for the screen by director Felix von Groeningen and our guest Luke Davies. Luke Davies is the Oscar nominated screenwriter behind the critically acclaimed film Lion. And he is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel Candy about heroin addiction. The novel would later became a film starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.
Beautiful Boy (Amazon Studios) is out in the theaters in the US, in Sweden, Europe this winter. Beautiful Boy can be seen at the Stockholm Film Festival this November.