Timothée Chalamet is in over his head in Hot Summer Nights
After his breakout performances in Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird, Timothée Chalamet returns with an ‘80s-set teen drug romp
The breakout young film star of last year was undoubtedly 22-year-old New York actor Timothée Chalamet, thanks to his charismatic performance in swoony gay romance Call Me by Your Name, for which he received a best actor Oscar nomination. He also gave a memorable turn as Saoirse Ronan’s hipster love-interest in Greta Gerwig’s wonderful Lady Bird. The Chalamet stans feeling withdrawal symptoms since the Oscar buzz has died down can rest easy: he has a new film on the horizon and it looks like a riot.
The fast-paced trailer for the '80s-set comedy Hot Summer Nights dropped this afternoon and features Chalamet as a dorky teenager who’s living with his aunt for a long hot summer in a small coastal town, where he finds himself tangled up in a romance with a local girl and dealing weed with a local ne'er-do-well. The zippy trailer full of whipping camera moves, crisp editing and breakneck dolly zooms suggest Martin Scorsese doing a coming-of-age movie – and it looks great to us. The director is actually Elijah Bynum, who’s making his debut.
In the US, the film is being distributed by A24, the indie outfit who also put out Lady Bird, Good Time and The Florida Project last year. Hot Summer Nights is due out in the States 27 July; the UK release date is yet to be announced.
Take a look at the trailer in the player above, or on YouTube here.