Though best known for her roles in films like “Inglourious Basterds” and “Beginners,” Mélanie Laurent has proven to be as impressive behind the camera as she is in front of it. Her fourth narrative feature is a crime thriller based on “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto’s novel of the same name starring Elle Fanning, Ben Foster, and Lili Reinhart, which is to say there’s a lot of talent involved in this story of a hitman who returns to his hometown of (you guessed it) Galveston, Texas after a heist gone wrong. Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis: “Roy Cady is a taciturn tough guy whose day is spiraling from bad news to worse news before it ends with him being set up during a heist. Barely escaping with his life, he notices a young woman named Rocky, who was also left behind in the bloodshed, and takes her with him. This unexpected duo hits the road trying to find a respectful space between them as they grapple with personal demons and brutal showdowns.”
After premiering at South by Southwest earlier this year, the film is currently at the Los Angeles Film Festival. “Galveston” arrives in theaters and on VOD on October 19.