Best known for her roles in Inglourious Basterds and the French drama Don’t Worry, I’m Fine, Mélanie Laurent is also a talented director, with three feature films under her belt. Her next film, Galveston, based on the 2010 book of the same name, stars Ben Foster as a hitman who rescues a young sex worker, played by Elle Fanning, and flees with her to Galveston, Texas as they both attempt to escape the shadows of their past. At the SXSW premiere of the film, we spoke with Laurent, Foster, and Fanning about the project and challenges that came with making it.