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.
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.