Colin Farrell recently teased his involvement with Season 2 of True Detective, and today HBO has confirmed his statement. Along with Farrell, HBO also confirmed the rumors that Vince Vaughn will be joining the cast for the Emmy winning miniseries. After the jump, learn more about the newly cast True Detective characters and which Fast and Furious director will be overseeing the first two episodes.
If Vaughn and Farrell’s casting wasn’t enough, HBO has chosen Fast and Furious 7’s Justin Lin to direct the first two episodes of Season 2. And according to the press release, there will be two more pivotal roles that will need to be announced soon – one of which may be filled by Talyor Kitsch – as shooting begins this fall in California.
A rumored female lead has also yet to been cast. Sources at The Wrap have the short list of the potential actresses, which includes Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Elisabeth Moss, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling, Rachel McAdams, Oona Chaplin, and Kelly Reilly.
Farrell’s career as been a roller coaster of a ride with the unnecessary reboot of Total Recall; the hilarious Seven Psychopaths; the insufferable Dead Man Down; the cute Saving Mr. Banks; and most recently, the laughable Winter’s Tale. I’m sure Farrell will do fine.
What really piques my interest is Vaughn who plays a criminal – whether he is a good criminal like James Spader in The Blacklist or the villain is yet to be determined. Matthew McConnaughey has had great success thanks to True Detective, and perhaps Vince will have his Vaughnaissance. He desperately needs it to revive his career.
Fred Claus, Four Christmases, The Dilemma, Lay the Favorite, and The Watch are all pretty terrible movies. The Internship and Delivery Man weren’t horrendous by any means, but nothing memorable. I see a lot of potential for Vaughn here, and I really hope he knocks this out of the park.
Here is the official press release statement from HBO earlier today:
The eight-episode hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California.
Logline: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.
Cast: Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.
Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Additional casting will be announced as it is confirmed.
True Detective season 2 has no premiere date at this moment, but is expected to make its debut in summer 2015.
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