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If you prefer your punch lines screamed at high volume, this trailer is the one for you. Colin Farrell is otherwise engaged, and he's been replaced by the combination of Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, playing a father-son team who steal our heroes' business idea and therefore Must Pay. Speaking of stealing: Does it count as ripping off Fight Club if you call out that you're ripping off Fight Club? »
- Nate Jones
Sky Atlantic will team up with Canal+ for the series, which focuses around the pursuit of stolen goods following a diamond heist.
Morton plays a determined loss adjustor, while Hurt stars as her disreputable boss.
Rahim plays a French-Algerian policeman also in pursuit of the diamonds.
"It has all the ingredients to ensure our customers will love it and it will flourish on the channel - on and off screen world-class talent combined with a gripping and thought provoking story.
From crashing weddings together to chasing after a killer? Rachel McAdams, 35, is reportedly in talks to join her Wedding Crashers costar Vince Vaughn in the second season of True Detective on HBO. According to Deadline.com, she's in line to play Ani Bezzerides, a professional sheriff who likes to imbibe and gamble while off-duty.HBO would not comment. Vaughn, 44, along with Colin Farrell, 38, have already been cast in the second season, which HBO says will follow "three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder." Rumors persist that Taylor Kitsch »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
The struggle is real for these pint-sized actresses.
The duo star in Tiny Detectives, a "Funny or Die" parody that pits the 5'2 Mara and 5'1 Page against criminals. See the whole thing below.
News: Who Knew the 'True Detective' Director Was So Good Looking?!
Don't mess with us! Watch #tinydetectives with @_KateMara and me. http://t.co/dF9lmCd2CA
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) September 25, 2014
Meanwhile, HBO has confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will co-star in season two of the Nic Pizzolatto drama, with director Justin Lin to helm the first two episodes. According to multiple reports, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are also expected to join the »
Earlier this week HBO finally confirmed that both Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn had signed on for the second season of True Detective. And if sources are correct, both men will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, who will round out the series’ four lead roles. The casting news is sure to draw excitement and ire among fans as debate unfolds about whether or not each actor is the right choice.
While it remains to be seen just how each actor does in the series, we rounded up their best roles that serve as a primer to the crime drama.
Most mans of Vince Vaughn know him for his hilarious comedies, such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but there was a time when the actor explored a more serious side of things. In 2000′s The Cell, Vaughn goes inside the mind of a serial »
- Stacy Lambe
HBO has offered Rachel McAdams the lead female role in their drama thriller True Detective, and I think it'd be smart of her to take it. If she does, she will join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, who she starred alongside in the comedy Wedding Crashers. There's one other lead role that needs to be filled as well, and that is expected to go to Taylor Kitsch.
Justin Lin (Fast and Furious franchise) is set to direct the first two episodes of Season 2, which is set in California and revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. McAdams would play one of the three cops.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto has been hard at work writing the series, which is sure to be a huge hit. The first season was amazing, and I can only imagine that the second »
- Joey Paur
Hoorah! The Graham Norton show is back to fill our Friday evenings with post-pub fun as it returns tonight (September 26)
So in anticipation, we select a few of our favourite titbits from the show's last two series - from the infectious sound of Bill Murray's laughter to Will Smith's Fresh Prince nostalgia overload - below:
1. Samuel L Jackson
Smooth operator Samuel L Jackson got even smoother when he recited his famous Ezekiel speech from Pulp Fiction with ease 20 years on. The Hollywood actor was asked by Norton if he remembered the famous monologue, to which he replied a confident: "Yeah!" Cue the camera panning in for a close-up, the dramatic background music rising up and Jackson's flawless »
True Detective season two casting announcements are like buses – they take blummin’ ages to arrive, and people seem to have polarised opinions about them (so far).
On an unrelated note, today we had our second cast confirmation in as many days after a long wait - It’s been announced that Mean Girls, Sherlock Holmes and About Time actress Rachel McAdams will be playing the female lead.
Ellen Page and Kate Mara aren’t detectives; they play “tiny” detectives in a hilarious spoof of the new HBO show “True Detective,” starring Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Sometimes height has its advantages. Page, 31, is a statuesque five-feet, one-inch tall, while Mara, also 31, is an inch taller. That presents certain, shall we say, disadvantages when they are working a crime scene. [...] »
Slate great piece on why we need less reboots and more original genre fiction - interesting points made that aren't just the usual bitching
Interview talks to the director of Wild Tales, which I loved at Tiff, Damián Szifrón
Shark Robot Avengers as cold cereal t-shirts. The best ones are clearly Thorrios and Loki Charms 'bifrosted!"
- NATHANIEL R
Two actress not up for lead female in True Detective Season 2 are Kate Mara and Ellen Page. While Rachel McAdams reportedly has the role locked up, nearly half of every known ingenue in Hollywood is also auditioning for the part. And guess what, not many fans have been pleased with the names so far announced. There has also been plenty of controversy surrounding the casting of Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell as the two male leads.
So, leave it to Funny or Die to provide an answer for disappointed viewers. As they tell it, because the internet was so unhappy with the casting of True Detective Season 2, the creators have started from scratch with an entirely new show.
The male cast is largely in place. The question now for True Detective fans – who will play the female lead? While Rachel McAdams has been high on the production team’s wishlist for a while, her involvement is getting close to reality with the news she is in talks to join the second season. The diverse range of actresses mooted for the part have included Rosario Dawson and Jessica Biel but reportedly McAdams is the name that will shortly be announced to join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Kitsch is also said to be about to sign on the dotted line.
Recently following her turn in Richard Curtis’s About Time with John Le Carre’s A Most Wanted Man, McAdams is one of those high profile talents who is keen to take on different types of roles. That shouldn’t be a problem here as she’s wanted to play Ani Bezzerides, »
- Steve Palace
McAdams would join the currently confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the series, with the fourth lead role expected to go to Taylor Kitsch. McAdams appears to have beaten out the likes of Jessica Biel and Malin Akerman for the role.
The main issue has been one of scheduling with McAdams about to start the Catholic Church sex scandal "Spotlight". In the past day or so, a deal has apparently been worked out so the actress could do both projects.
Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of the HBO drama's second season which revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. »
- Garth Franklin
See? We told you guys to just wait — and, yes, we had to take that advice to heart, too — because, no matter what the addition of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to the True Detective second season roster meant, it didn’t mean that casting was over. Now, well, casting still isn’t over, but it’s getting there, and it’s certainly moving in a very nice direction. Variety reports that, as has been rumored off and on for awhile now, Rachel McAdams has been offered one of four lead roles in the HBO series’ second season. The part will reportedly see McAdams playing “a Monterey sheriff with a troubled past that has led her to a gambling and alcohol addiction.” The part is one of three law enforcement types on the new season — Farrell is on board as one, Taylor Kitsch is still expected to play the other, and »
- Kate Erbland
HBO has offered Rachel McAdams the lead female role opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in True Detective. [Variety] Kim Kardashian was straight up tackled in a scary new video from Paris Fashion Week. [TMZ] George Clooney’s wedding is shutting down the city of Venice. Would you expect otherwise? [Gossip Cop] Columbus Short is throwing a Scandal season premiere party. Awkward? Rumor has it some of Jennifer Lopez‘s ex-boyfriends are teaming up to write a tell-all book about her. [Naughty but Nice Rob] Sofia Vergara ran into her ex-fiance Nick Loeb and there are awkward photos of the encounter. [Perez Hilton] Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) meet in the first Gone Girl clip. [Vanity Fair] In a recent interview, Lindsay Lohan »
- Taylor Ferber
Kate Mara and Ellen Page have stepped in to find out just that, with help from Funny or Die, forming “Tiny Detectives.” Mara and Page stand at 5’2″ and 5’1″, respectively, so they have problems with reaching shelves, seeing evidence and punching someone across the table, but that won’t stop them from trying to solve the case.
They previously dropped a hint to HBO in March, when Mara tweeted a picture of the two with the hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2. They’re not the first high-profile duo to parody the drama — Patton Oswalt and Seth Rogen also gave “True Detective” their own spin, as did “Community’s” Jim Rash and Joel McHale.
On Thursday, Variety revealed that Rachel McAdams is closing »
- Alex Stedman
Earlier in the week it was confirmed that both Colin Farrell (Total Recall) and Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man) have signed on to the second season of True Detective, and now Variety is reporting that HBO has offered Rachel McAdams (About Time) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) the two remaining lead roles.
Should deals be reached, McAdams and Kitsch would appear as detectives alongside Colin Farrell’s Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” Vaughn is set to play the villain, a career criminal called Frank Semyon.
How do you think the cast of True Detective is shaping up for its second season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
- Gary Collinson
The search for the female lead on HBO's second season of “True Detective” has zeroed in on Rachel McAdams, who is now in talks to take the female lead role opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. As TheWrap previously reported, McAdams has been a frontrunner for several weeks to play the part of Ani Bezzerides — a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol. See video: Ellen Page, Kate Mara Prove Small Size Matters in ‘True Detective’ Spoof Other actresses in the mix for the role included Brit Marling, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, “Thor” star. »
- Linda Ge
The amount of coverage on the upcoming second season of HBO’s anthology series True Detective has been, well, intense. Just about every actor on the planet was reported as being on a shortlist, in talks, circling, or eyed for a role in the new season, and while the cast is nearly set with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn confirmed, Rachel McAdams holding an offer for the female lead, and Taylor Kitsch expected to take a supporting role, speculation continues for a few more unspecified parts. While we await further development on that front, the excellent duo of Ellen Page and Kate Mara have thrown their hats into the ring for a spinoff of sorts, Tiny Detectives. The title of the new Funny or Die short is pretty self-explanatory, and yes it’s a very simple joke, but that doesn’t make it any less funny. See for yourself by »
- Adam Chitwood
The world needs bad men. It also needs bad women, which is why HBO’s acclaimed crime drama True Detective has made a point of casting a female lead for its next go-round. Granted, Sheriff Ani Bezzerides might end up serving as the moral center of season two’s protagonist trio, while its male component – comprised of Colin Farrell and (probably) Taylor Kitsch - could supply the show with its trademark ethical ambiguity; the tough, local area sheriff may yet be one of the good guys after all.
But whether Bezzerides is pure of heart or willing to bend the rules to get the job done, it’s looking more and more likely that she’ll be played by Rachel McAdams. In the building race to secure the role, ...
- Andy Crump
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