The last time I checked in with the casting rumors for True Detective Season 2, “sources” were saying that Taylor Kitsch and Colin Farrell were pretty much a sure thing. For Season 2, people are saying that there will be at least four major characters, three dudes and one lady. Many people said that Nic Pizzolatto (the creator/writer/director) was aiming high for Season 2 and he wanted Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain, at the very least. Throwing Taylor and Colin’s names into the ring didn’t sound like Pizzolatto was getting the caliber of actor he really wanted. But this might be worse. Sources are telling TVLine that Vince Vaughn is in talks to play a major character in Season 2. VINCE VAUGHN.
The True Detective Season 2 rumor mill has churned out another name: Vince Vaughn.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Swingers actor is in preliminary talks to play one of the three leads in the HBO drama’s upcoming second season.
In mid-July, word spread that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly in serious discussions for two of the season’s lead roles, while series creator Nic Pizzolatto has said that the new season will be set in California and feature “four central roles.”
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, HBO president Michael Lombardo said a Season 2 casting announcement was imminent, adding, “[T]he two scripts we have are…more exciting than the first season.”
I remember a time when Vince Vaughn was a hot property. I remember a time when he did good work in interesting films. That time? The 1990s. For the better part of a decade, Vince has been stuck in a neverending cycle of bro-comedies and “family films” and not to be too superficial, but he does not look good these days. So… will Vince be our new Matthew McConaughey? Yeah, I hope not.
Oh, and after I wrote up all of that, I saw this – Elisabeth Moss is also in talks for the one major female role. She’s done with filming Mad Men, so she’s looking for her next big gig. I could actually see her doing great work in this kind of show. I’m all for this casting rumor!!
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