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True Detective creator turns to Texas for next film project

True Detective creator turns to Texas for next film project

Nic Pizzolatto author Galveston a Novel head shot
Galveston author Nic Pizzolatto is best known as the writer, creator and executive producer of True Detective. Photo by Amy Pizzolatto
Galveston a novel book cover
Nearby Galveston plays an important part in Nic Pizzolatto's novel, coming soon to the big screen. Authors.SimonandSchuster.ca
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star in HBO's series True Detective.
Woody Harrelson, left, and Matthew McConaughey star in Pizzolatto's HBO series, True Detective. Photo by JIm Bridges/HBO
Nic Pizzolatto author Galveston a Novel head shot
Galveston a novel book cover
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star in HBO's series True Detective.

Writer, creator and executive producer Nic Pizzolatto — of the buzzy new HBO series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson — is currently working on turning his award-winning novel, Galveston, into a film with New York-based Jean Doumanian Productions.

Galveston follows the story of Roy Cady, a low-level New Orleans crime enforcer who finds out his boss wants him dead. Along with an 18-year-old girl, Rocky, whom he rescues, Cady flees to Galveston — picking up Rocky's 3-year-old sister in Orange along the way — on the eve of 2008's Hurricane Ike. Their journey is dark and treacherous, and their safety is never certain.

Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, known for his Golden Globe-nominated role in Rust and Bone, is set to star in the lead role of Cady. The film's female star has yet to be determined.

The locations for filming have not been announced, but because Orange and Galveston are integral to the story, Texas is likely to see film crews for Galveston, possibly as soon as this spring. Galveston officials already are making a push to ensure the film is shot on the island.