All eyes (at least most) are now on Timothée Chalamet, Oscar-nominated actor and the Second Coming of Leonardo DiCaprio according to everyone from Call Me by Your Name producer Rodrigo Teixeira to Interview magazine’s Trey Taylor. With the release of Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York still in question, Chalamet fans will have to make do with the two films starring the actor that are definitely coming down the pipeline in 2018: Beautiful Boy, in which Chalamet plays a young man struggling with meth addiction, and Elijah Bynum’s Hot Summer Nights, in which he stars as a nerd who finds his mojo after unexpectedly becoming a weed dealer.
Here’s more on the film from A24:
Set in Cape Cod over one scorching summer, Hot Summer Nights follows Daniel (Timothée Chalamet), a shy out-of-towner who gets in over his head flipping weed with the neighborhood rebel (Alex Roe) while pursuing his new business partner’s enigmatic sister (Maika Monroe). With a hurricane looming in the wings, tensions rise against a backdrop of drive-ins, arcades, and crashed parties as the stakes (and temperatures) grow ever higher.
See below for the film’s trailer:
And see below for the film’s theatrical poster:
Hot Summer Nights will be available exclusively on DIRECTV on June 28, then in theaters on July 27.