Timothée Chalamet, who recently gained international fame for his role in Call Me By Your Name, is playing a teenage weed dealer in the 1980s in the new movie Hot Summer Nights. Although the movie originally premiered at South by Southwest last year, March 3, 2017, it is set to hit theaters on July 27th 2018.
Set in the war on drugs era, when the stigma against marijuana was much stronger, Hot Summer Nights is a coming-of-age story of a middle class, suburban teenager sent to live with his aunt in Cape Cod, where he is introduced to using and selling weed. Soon he’s giving an older dealer a lesson in economics, finding a love interest named Makayla (played by Maika Monroe), and selling marijuana in larger and larger quantities.
Unlike many of the most iconic stoner flicks, like Dude Where’s My Car? the trailer takes a dark turn, teasing viewers with the dangerous and subversive side of dealing marijuana at that time in history. The movie is set to debut in theatres July 27, 2018, and it marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Elijah Bynum.
Photo: Movie still via IMDB