Timothée Chalamet has been very busy since his Oscar-nominated breakout performance in “Call Me By Your Name” put him at the top of every casting agent’s list. The 22-year-old actor has no less than six films coming up, the first of which is “Hot Summer Nights,” a drama opening July 27. He plays a teenager who becomes involved with drug dealing in the coming-of-age story set on Cape Cod.
In October, Chalamet stars as a young man batting methamphetamine addiction in “Beautiful Boy,” based on memoirs by David and Nic Sheff. Steve Carell plays his father in the drama, co-starring Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney. Also due later this year is “A Rainy Day in New York,” in which Chalamet stars with Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning and Jude Law.
He is currently filming “The King,” a Netflix adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part I,” “Henry the IV, Part II,” and “Henry V,” opposite Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson and Ben Mendelsohn. Coincidentally, Chalamet, whose middle name is Hal, plays Prince Hal in the movie, scheduled to debut in 2019.
His next projects are coming together, both literary adaptations. He is in negotiations to star in a new version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic “Dune” as the hero, Paul Adreides, and in “Little Women” as Laurie, reuniting him with his “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig and co-star Saoirse Ronan.