Enjoying HBO's new series True Detective? If so, good news: Creator Nic Pizzolatto already has another project in the works, this time based off of his 2010 novel Galveston. In a press release today, Jean Doumanian Productions (who produced August: Osage County) announced that Galveston would receive a film adaptation, based off of a screenplay adapted by Pizzolatto himself. Even better: Rust and Bone star Matthias Schoenaerts is set to star.
From the press release:
In his New York Times review of the novel, literary critic and author Dennis Lehane said, “Galveston, in its authenticity and fearless humanism, recalls only the finest examples of the form: Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past and David Goodis’s Down There, Carl Franklin’s One False Move and James Ellroy’s Black Dahlia. It’s an elegy to the broken and the never-weres, to those who got themselves lost so that someone — anyone — might come looking."
The film will be directed by Janus Metz, the director of Armadillo. Filming should begin sometime in spring 2014.
Additionally, this isn't the only good news for Pizzolatto today: According to Deadline, he's just inked a two-year deal with HBO, and is said to already be working on a draft for season two of True Detective.