A24 released the official trailer for the new film “Hot Summer Nights.”
Timothée Chalamet stars as Daniel, a teenage who spends a summer in Cape Cod. It is billed as a coming-of-age drama, but Daniel’s story doesn’t involve the usual trappings of teenage-hood. Instead, he finds himself involved with drug dealers and kingpins.
Chalamet enjoyed a breakout year in 2017. He became the third youngest actor nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. His film, “Call Me By Your Name,” was also considered a coming-of-age story, but in a somewhat more traditional sense than this one. Chalamet will also star this fall in the film “Beautiful Boy,” in which he plays a young man working through recovery from a meth addiction.
“Hot Summer Nights” also stars Maika Monroe. She appeared in films including “The 5th Wave,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.” Monroe will soon star in Neil Jordan’s “The Widow,” and is currently filming “Villains.”
The film also stars Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn”), Thomas Jane (“The Mist”), and William Fichtner (“12 Strong”).
Elijah Bynum makes his feature film debut as the writer and director. His script was part of the 2013 Black List, but it still took several years to find a producer. The film premiered last year at SXSW, drawing praise from critics and fans. From there, he took it to Nantucket, Phoenix, and Richmond. Later this month, it will screen at the International Film Festival Boston.
A24 picked up the film for distribution, and will release it in theaters this summer. It will be out on July 27.