Here we go: Vince Vaughn is the latest actor rumored to be in contention for one of the four leading roles in the second season of True Detective. Deadline is reporting that Vaughn is being eyed to play the season's main villain, a role creator Nic Pizzolatto specifically wrote with the actor in mind.
It is believed that, like Season 1, the second cycle also will kick off with a murder, and it might involve corruption in the California transportation system, possibly linked to a proposed high-speed train. The series is expected to have four leads, three of them said to be cops/detectives/government workers — two male, for which Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have been in talks, and one female. The fourth, which Vaughn is eyed for, is said to be a villain, possibly with mob ties.
Pizzolatto had apparently become friends with Vaughn after he was hired to pen a feature film reboot of The Rockford Files for Vaughn to star in—then True Detective took off, and a new writer has since taken on scripting the Rockford movie.
If Vaughn, Farrell, and Kitsch do end up landing the male leads, only the female lead remains in question (already ruled out: Jessica Chastain).
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