Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are close to signing on for the second season of HBO’s pop-culture swallowing True Detective, but what of the other two purported lead roles?
Freak out not. Fresh from The Wrap comes news of Elisabeth Moss and Vince Vaughn being in talks to fill those gaps.
According to a breakdown snagged by The Wrap, the second season involves the murder of a corrupt Californian city manager that entangles three law enforcement officers from different branches of government.
Farrell, Kitsch and Moss would play the officers, who discover a much larger conspiracy, because this is True Detective and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto loves that stuff.
Vaughn would take the role of the season’s major antagonist – though, The Wrap reminds, that doesn’t mean the murderer – a former mobster who had been working with the manager on a very profitable new project.
Michelle Forbes is also in talks for a major role.
Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, Chopper) was reportedly approached to direct, but was too busy working on the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde with Jessica Chastain (who passed on Moss’ part some months ago).
HBO is yet to confirm any of this, by the way. We remain intrigued.
The first season of True Detective, for those not in the know, concerned a single story that was wrapped up in the final episode.
It’s stars, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, were both Emmy nominated for their work in the show. Expect the Emmy field to be even more crowded if this bunch sign on.