‘True Detective’ Season 2: Vince Vaughn Circling a Role

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We’re slowly, but surely, starting to form a clearer picture of the second season for HBO’s newfound critically-acclaimed anthology crime/drama program, True Detective. Creator and series writer Nic Pizzolatto has confirmed that season two of the show will take place in California and that the season’s new storyline (no connection to season one’s serial killer narrative) has four “central roles” – two of which are reportedly being circled by Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch.

According to a fresh report from TV Line, the third central role – and hence, third male lead – in True Detective season two is currently being eyed by Vince Vaughn. The actor is said to be in “preliminary talks” for the part; by comparison, it sounds as though Farrell and Kitsch are (or, at the least, were) further along in negotiations for their respective roles. Nonetheless, until we get some additional confirmation and/or something official from HBO, it’s best to not take any of these names as being set in stone for the next round of True Detective.

Having said that – Vaughn actually makes a reasonable amount, as a pick to play in the True Detective world, when you step back and look at his earlier acting work. Indeed, back in the late 1990s, Vaughn played non-comical lawmen in such films as Return to Paradise and The Cell, in additional to portraying less jokey or flat-out serious characters in such films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Clay Pigeons, and the Psycho remake.

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True, Vaughn’s spent the past decade working primarily in comedy (to diminished box office returns) – but then again, Matthew McConaughey spent a lot of time in the 2000s appearing in forgettable rom-com material, before he began a career renaissance that has only been propelled further by his work on True Detective season one. If Vaughn joined the series, it would give him a chance to remind people that he is capable of doing more than just his standard comedy shtick.

As for the final, currently-unclaimed central role on True Detective season two, rumor has it that the character in question is a grizzled female detective – a meaty role, by the sound of it, which Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain was once considered for. It’s been mostly radio silence on that end since Chastain’s reps confirmed that she won’t be headed to the True Detective universe for the show’s second season; judging by the state of things, though, we expect an update on that situation soon(ish).

We’ll continue to keep you updated on development for True Detective season two.

Source: TV Line

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  1. True Detective is arguably the BEST detective story I’ve seen in the past few years, I think the last one that managed to resonate so much of this strange hybrid of Alan Moore/Neil Gaiman-esque paranoia and neo-noir was Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia. But this is definitely a lot better, and Matthew McConaughey delivered his best performance to date. Seriously, anyone who wants to bash mouth him ought to go and watch this for all 8 episodes then come back and talk.

    I also loved how the first season had this subtle feminist undertone to it–you can almost map out an argument of patriarchial misogyny from the first episode all the way to the last.

    From a detective series, I’d compare this to BBC’s Sherlock, only whereas that updated the arm-chair detective, this series updates the hardboiled detectives: the one with a flawed sense of morality but flawless instinct, and the psychologically disturbed one. It’s brilliant and perhaps the best show on TV this year. Next to Hannibal. Can’t wait for S2!

  2. If you’ve ever seen “Clay Pigeons” any doubters should know Vince Vaughn can drop right into a show like this and knock it out of the park.

  3. This is very surprising and interesting also. I think i`d like to watch Vince do a whole season without any comic relief and see how it goes. Looking forward to this!

  4. Love HBO- always doing things a little bit out there in left field.
    Never thought they would take True D and make it a stoner comedy- brilliance!

  5. No problem with Vaughn in the role at all, the guy has decent acting chops when he’s not being silly. He’s also a fairly big guy and could potentially be an imposing character.

  6. Vince Vaughn?
    How about Adam Sandler too while you’re at it, HBO.
    RIP TD.

    • Your right! casting Vince Vaughn will bring down the global entertainment giant that is hbo.

      • Vince may be good at comedy but let’s be honest here, do you really think he can fill the very large shoes of Matthew McConaughey or Woody Harrelson ?
        Please think careful HBO. I felt the same way when i heard Ben Affleck is playing Batman..

        • Watch movies like “Clay Pigeons”, ” Pyshco”, and “Domestic Disturbance” and tell me Vince Vaughn can’t do more than comedy. Also, “fill Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s shoes”? No one should expect that to happen regardless of who is cast. Season 1 was its own great thing. Let’s judge season 2 and it’s new actors, characters, and story against itself instead of comparing it to something else just because it’s being flown under the same ” True Detective” flag. Season 2 has nothing to do with season 1 and we should treat it as such.

  7. They should seriously sign Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Christian Bale.
    However, if they are going the route they seem to be going, I’d pick Matt Damon rather than Colin Farrell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt rather than Taylor Kitsch, and Adam Sandler rather than Vince Vaughn

    • Do you think that if any of those actors had even the smallest interest in doing “True Detective” that HBO wouldn’t sign them? People act like every actor alive is available to do it or wants to do it. HBO is getting the best people that they can and see fit to properly fill the roles that have been written. How do you know what actors should be cast when you have no idea what kinds of characters are in the script or how the creators invision then being played. People should save their opinions till after they actually see the show. Before that, they have no clue what they are talking about.

  8. I’d be down for for that.