While Chalamet will play the brooding Lee, Taylor Russell, who broke out in Trey Edward Shults’s hallucinatory Waves, takes on the part of Maren. Meanwhile, the supporting cast includes Chloë Sevigny, Mark Rylance, André Holland, and Michael Stuhlbarg who, of course, played the kind-hearted father of Chalamet’s character in Call Me By Your Name.
The coming-of-age thriller is due to hit cinemas on November 23, but before that, it will premiere at next month’s Venice Film Festival. The announcement was made by the film’s official Twitter account on July 26, and was accompanied by two new stills. The first shows Russell’s Maren gazing into the eyes of Chalamet’s disheveled Lee, and the second sees the pair in the back of a pick-up truck, caked in dirt and presumably in the midst of their epic cross-country journey.
Although the film is likely to mark Chalamet’s only appearance on screen this year (we last saw him as Jennifer Lawrence’s backwards-cap-wearing love interest in 2021’s Don’t Look Up), his devoted fanbase also has two major blockbusters to look forward to in 2023: Dune: Part Two, which is scheduled to drop in November and features him reprising his role as desert warrior Paul Atreides, and Wonka, which lands in December, and has him playing a younger iteration of the titular chocolate factory owner. Now that’s what you call range.