Another hot casting rumor made its way online since crime drama series creator, Nic Pizzolatto cleared the air regarding the number of characters expected to take the lead for the anticipated second season of “True Detective”. Deadline reports that funny man Vince Vaughn is in talks to take on one of the leading roles.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva has been hearing a lot of good things about Vaughn’s involvement; this is what she had to say:
“I hear that Vince Vaughn is looking very good to join the second season.”
“Things are progressing quickly, and everyone is hopeful that a deal can be made”
“I hear Pizzolatto wrote the character with Vaughn in mind”
*Update: The Wrap reports Vaughn’s character is allegedly named Frank Semyon, “a former thug-turned-businessman who’s working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.”
The news about Vaughn’s possible involvement comes on the heels of many reports saying that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are in talks to join the HBO show. It is only speculation at this stage with no confirmations received from HBO. We previously mentioned that Metro ran with a story that Brad Pitt was linked to star in the show, but Pizzolatto debunked his involvement. We expect more rumors and speculation since HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, July 10, that there would be “well-known names” in the cast list although “[casting stars] wasn’t our ambition.”
Pizzolatto previously revealed that the story set to take place in California will have three leads for the upcoming second season, focusing on “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”Additional rumors surfaced two weeks ago, suggesting that only one male lead is being considered. Needless to say, the confusing situation left fans with many questions. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Pizzolatto debunked reports suggesting one lead is expected, and he also corrected his previous statement that three leads will grace the small screen for the second season.
With no less than four leads planned to take the lead in Pizzolatto anthology crime drama series, casting was supposed to be completed by now but no announcements have been made.