Exclusive: Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, & More Preview ‘Galveston’ at LA Film Festival

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We’re always intrigued by an actor who can keep us guessing. Someone who refuses to be typecast, instead taking on a variety of interesting roles that take them to different emotional extremes and provide constant challenges. Two of Hollywood’s brightest young stars – Elle Fanning (The Beguiled) and Lili Reinhart (Riverdale) – definitely fall into this category in their new film Galveston, which had its LA Film Festival premiere last weekend.

Here’s what the film is all about:

Roy (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts.

 

We had the opportunity to speak with Fanning and Reinhart about going to a darker place for this project and what made it a story they had to be involved with. We also chatted with twins Tinsley and Anniston Price (who you may recognize as little Holly Wheeler from Stranger Things) about their time on Galveston – watch for cuteness overload.

For Elle Fanning, the appeal of Galveston is in both the story and the characters. “I think it gives you everything that you want in a thriller and in a film,” she said. “It has this beautiful love story that’s a very platonic one between Ben Foster’s character and mine. […] They really lean on each other and help each other, and also bond over these terrible experiences that they’ve seen and had in their lives.”

Lili Reinhart’s role in the film is more mysterious at this stage, but she was able to offer some hints about her character, who seems to have a troubled past. “I play the older version of a young girl that you see throughout the film. She comes looking for answers about her past,” Reinhart explained. “She kind of grew up not knowing what her childhood was like – she didn’t have anyone to answer those questions for her. […] She goes on a mission to find that information.”




Watch our full interviews with the cast of Galveston below:

Galveston will be released in theaters and On Demand / Digital HD on October 19.


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