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HBO hasn't made an official announcement yet, but its being reported this morning that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead role in Season 2 of True Detective. The actress is close to signing on, and we should have a definite answer sometime very soon.
Just yesterday, it was said that Keira Knightley had entered the race for the coveted role, auditioning alongside a number of actress both well known and somewhat obscure. Elisabeth Moss was the most popular choice, with Rosario Dawson also said to be a strong contender. Other auditioning actresses included Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, and Jamie Alexander, Oona Chaplin, Brit Marling, and Kelly Reilly.
If Rachel McAdams officially signs on, she will join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn who were both officially confirmed by HBO earlier in the week. Taylor Kitsch is expected to take the fourth lead role.
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is directing »
Given the flurry of verbiage typed upon each microscopic update (yes, we're implicating ourselves) you would think that "True Detective" season two was being directed by J.J. Abrams and is feature a Millennium Falcon. Neither is true, but there's no denying HBO's show is buzzy as all get out, and now it looks like Nic Pizzolatto and co. are circling in on a female lead. Beating out an array of contenders including Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and the recently revealed Keira Knightley, Variety reports that Rachel McAdams now has the offer from the network for the lead female role. Moreover, Taylor Kitsch is "expected" to be on board as well for a second season that will follow three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. So, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Update: Variety is reporting that HBO has offered the lead female role in the second season of "True Detective" to Rachel McAdams, who was previously thought to be the likeliest candidate for the role. Variety also expects Taylor Kitsch to land the fourth lead role, alongside McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. The original post follows... When Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell were announced to star in the upcoming season of HBO's "True Detective", with Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) set to direct the first two episodes from scripts written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto, noticeably absent from HBO's press release was confirmation of a female lead that has been speculated about ever since the second season was announced earlier this year. In an interview with HitFix back in March, Pizzolatto promised a story about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system. »
- Jordan Benesh
In recent months, talk surrounding season two of HBO’s True Detective has focused on the possibility of two female leads taking centre stage. The likelihood of that iteration has died down, following two official confirmations from the network; Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will co-star. As the second season steers into familiar territory though, there’s still a wealth of roles so far uncast.
In the running for what’s deemed a major female part are… well, most of Hollywood. According to Deadline, last Thursday eight big name actresses sat down to read for creator Nic Pizzolato in New York. A fresh name that was thrown into the mix is none other than Keira Knightley, who is a newbie to the True Detective rumour mill. Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams have all been linked to the part in the past. »
- Gem Seddon
With Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn now confirmed for "True Detective," the internet has decreed that the second season of the HBO procedural will either be the best or worst thing ever. And yet another name has entered the mix for one of the major female roles on the show. Deadline has tossed Keira Knightley into the fray that currently includes Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams. The actresses were all invited to read for one of the female leads, though the trade also says some could be contending for a different female role. So basically, nobody really knows anything except that Nic Pizzolatto has sat down or will sit down with all these folks. With fever around "True Detective" season two reaching iPhone 6 levels of hysteria before even a frame has been shot, perhaps everyone needs to chill. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following weeks of rumors, months of amusing memes and hashtags and Colin Farrell leaking the news himself anyway, HBO has finally confirmed that Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Director Justin Lin are signed on for the second season of Nic Pizzolato’s True Detective.
Via Deadline, Farrell will play a compromised cop in a corrupt Los Angeles police department torn between his allegiance between the Lapd and a mob boss. Vaughn will play another “career criminal” whose legitimate business partner threatens both his new legal endeavor and his criminal empire.
Deadline also has the log line for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
That third »
- Brian Welk
A couple of days ago Colin Farrell revealed that he has signed on to star in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s acclaimed drama series True Detective, and now HBO has officially announced that both Farrell and Vince Vaughn are on board, as well as offering up the first plot details.
According to Variety, the story “will revolve around three cops and career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy after a murder. Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a man in danger of losing his criminal empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”
- Gary Collinson
After months of speculation, rumors and even actors making announcements ahead of HBO, we now know who two of the stars of "True Detective" season 2 will be: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. HBO describes the new season thusly: "Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder." Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him," while Vaughn has been cast 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 — notably the other two main cops — is still to come, though HBO also confirmed that Justin Lin will direct the season's first two episodes, stepping in for Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga. It's »
- Alan Sepinwall
While HBO keeps threatening to release an official casting statement for True Detective Season 2, Colin Farrell has gone ahead and pulled the trigger himself, confirming that he will take on one of three lead roles when the series returns next year.
True Detective will be the actor's first foray into the world of television with a major recurring role on a series, though his involvement will last only one season. About appearing on the series, Colin Farrell stated:
"I'm doing the second series. I'm so excited."
With a plethora of names swirling at the moment for "True Detective" — Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, Elisabeth Moss, Rachel McAdams, Brit Marling, Oona Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Jaimie Alexander and Rosario Dawson — none had been officially confirmed by HBO for the second season, until now. Today comes news of the first actor you can bank on appearing, and it's straight from the source. Chatting with Sunday World, Farrell stated simply: “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.” But even more, he revealed that Nic Pizzolatto is sticking with the same number of episodes for round two, in what sounds like another tightly coiled story. "I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot," Farrell said. "I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in July it was reported that Colin Farrell had entered talks with HBO about joining the cast of True Detective for its second season, and now the actor has confirmed his involvement with the critically acclaimed show during an interview with Irish newspaper Sunday World.
“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”
Other names reportedly in the frame for roles in the second season of True Detective include Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Rachel McAdams (About Time), Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander »
- Gary Collinson
With Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch reportedly set for three of the leading roles in season two of HBO’s True Detective, the hunt for the show’s female leads continues. Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams were recently named as favourites, but a new report lists Seven actresses in contention.
While they could still be in the running, it seems as if creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is casting a wide net to find the right person for the still pretty mysterious role. Here’s the full list of True Detective candidates:
Brit Marling (Another Earth), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Kelly Reilly (Flight), Jessica Biel (The A-Team), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Jamie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City).
However, a Variety reporter adds to the information in the video below by stating that McAdams and Moss are up for role of Vince Vaughn’s wife, »
- Josh Wilding
The Wrap has word of seven actresses who are trying out for a major role on True Detective this week. According to an exclusive report from writer Jeff Sneider, those auditioning for the HBO drama include: Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Brit Marling and Malin Akerman. Rounding out this list of potential tryouts include the lesser-known Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) and Kelly Reilly (Flight).
According to Sneider, these actors will be reading for Nic Pizzolatto, the creator and screenwriter of True Detective. Sneider says that Dawson is a favourite, aided by a stellar recent track record working on Danny Boyle’s Trance, Chris Rock’s Tiff favorite Top Five and Netflix’s Daredevil series. Meanwhile, being a Puerto Rican actor in a show that takes place in California (and where all of the other rumored stars are white) could be an advantage over the other choices, »
- Jordan Adler
The Wrap reports that Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), and Jamie Alexander ("Thor") have also emerged as strong contenders for the part. Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, who were previously rumored, are still said to be in the running.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto and HBO are reportedly set to hold another round of auditions to find the right actress out of this lot as the network needs to make a decision shortly.
Whoever wins is expected to star opposite Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch as the other two lead detectives in a story about a trio of law enforcement officials investigating a murder that appears to be tied to »
- Garth Franklin
If you haven't seen the first season of HBO's masterful True Detective, you really need to get on that now. Unless of course you enjoy crap television; in which case please continue viewing those awful reality shows.
At any rate, the second season of True Detective is still trying to narrow in on a cast. Its looking very likely that Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch will appear in some capacity, there has been a lot of talk of who the female lead will be.
Early reports named Jessica Chastain, Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, but now The Wrap has a list of seven actresses that Exec Producer Nic Pizzolatto is looking at, and those ladies are not on it; however, The Wrap does note that does not mean they're out of contention for the role.
Here's the list of actresses who have been called back this week to »
- Philip Sticco
Jeff Sneider reveals the exclusive list of the seven women aiming to star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective." Creator Nic Pizzolatto and network executives are holding final auditions to make their selection for the female lead. The ladies are: Rosario Dawson ("Sin City"), Jessica Biel ("Total Recall"), Jaimie Alexander ("Thor"), Malin Akerman ("Trophy Wife"), Brit Marling ("Babylon"), Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), and Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones"). Rumored actresses Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") and Rachel McAdams ("About Time") have not been completely ruled out. The lead actress could be opposite the trio of lead men Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn. The Wrap -Break- Calling it an "absolute stunner," Universal Pictures is negotiating the return of lead actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the "Bourne" film series. The...' »
While Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are said to still be in the running for the female lead in Season 2 of True Detective, creator Nic Pizzolatto and HBO are having a difficult time finding just the right actress to take on the part, and are holding another round of auditions, which includes 7 other actresses, a few more well known than the others.
The network needs to make a decision soon as True Detective gears up for production and a 2015 return date. The Wrap has learned who has been invited back to read for the coveted role this week, though HBO has no comment on the casting as of yet.
True Detective Season 2 will take place in »
Will the True Detective rumors ever end? The Wrap is reporting that there are seven more women being considered for the season-two lead spot (Ani Bezzerides, “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol”), and they are as follows: Brit Marling (The East), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Kelly Reilly (Flight), Malin Akerman, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Biel. (This after Rachel McAdams and Elisabeth Moss were thought to be in talks for the role.) Will we ever learn who will appear on Detective season two? Let's just call this hunt quits, switch it up, and ask Meryl if she's game. »
- Lindsey Weber
With Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch seemingly good to go for "True Detective" season two, the one major part left to cast is the female lead. And as has been the case with nearly every movement surrounding the show, rumors are flying, and today comes a brace of new names that are apparently in the mix. But first, an update on two previously mentioned contenders. According to The Wrap, the recently rumored Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams have likely had the conversations but nothing is locked in (though they could still be in play), so the door has been opened to a host of other actresses to vie for the role. So, who are they? According to the the trade, Brit Marling, Oona Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Jaimie Alexander and Rosario Dawson are all being looked at. They believe the latter is the most likely candidate, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"True Detective" has a woman problem.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto is still searching for "the one" - an actress for the lead role in season 2 of the acclaimed HBO drama. The Wrap reports that he's auditioning seven actresses this week.
It's quite a diverse list of women who boast a range of acting styles and looks, all looking to play Ani Bezzerides, a "tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol."
Pizzolatto has to hurry »
- Kelly Woo
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