‘Galveston’ Trailer: Mélanie Laurent and the Creator of ‘True Detective’ Team for a Thriller

/Film | 7/17/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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“What if the star of Inglourious **** adapted a novel from the creator of True Detective?” You likely never asked yourself that question, but here’s the answer anyway: Galveston. The film hails from actress and filmmaker Mélanie Laurent, based on the novel of the same name from author Nic Pizzolatto. Below, check out the Galveston trailer, highlighting Laurent’s stylish adaptation.

A lot of people turned on True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto in the wake of his hit series. This was primarily due to the lackluster second season, and Pizzolatto’s somewhat crumby attitude, in which he called-out critics who dared to pan his work. That said, I remain a fan of the first season of True Detective, and I even think season 2 has some commendable elements (mostly Rachel McAdams’ performance). Galveston, a novel Pizzolatto wrote before True Detective, will soon find its way to the screen courtesy of Mélanie Laurent, an actress who has appeared in Inglourious **** and Beginners, and who also helmed the critically acclaimed film Breathe.

Galveston - Elle - Fanning - Lili - Reinhart

Galveston stars Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, Ben Foster, María Valverde, Beau Bridges, Robert Aramayo and Adepero Oduye, and based on this trailer, the film looks stylish and engrossing. The use of color and lighting here is exquisite, and I’m very curious to see what Laurent does with this material. Here’s the book’s synopsis, which will no doubt raise an eyebrow or two:

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known “without affection” to members of the boss’s crew as “Big Country” on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which...
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