Speaking on the VRT’s rock station Studio Brussel, Mr Van Groeningen said that he hopes to start next year.
Although one of the production companies involved in the film Plan B is owned by Brad Pitt, Felix van Groeningen told Studio Brussel that Brad Pitt is not investing any of his money into the film.
“Plan B is being paid by the big production company New Regency to assist in creative process for the film. “Beautiful boy" is based on two books by the American author David Sheff:
"Beautiful boy: A father's journey through his son's addiction" and "Tweak: Growing up on methamphetamines". The books tell the story of a man’s addiction see through the eyes of his father.
A decision has still to be taken on a cast for the film. This will be dependent on who is available and the film’s eventual budget.