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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
Although Rachel McAdams and Elisabeth Moss aren't out of the running yet, The Wrap has learned seven actresses will audition for HBO and creator Nic Pizzolatto this week for the female lead in the second season of HBO's True Detective. According to the site, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Kelly Reilly (Flight) and Brit Marling (Another Earth) are all being considered to play Ani Bezzerides, »
- Jesse Giroux
Contrary to reports citing that actresses like Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Rachel McAdams (About Time) were close to signing deals to appear on the hotly anticipated second season of True Detective, their names do not appear on a new shortlist released by TheWrap. Today the site revealed the names of seven actresses currently vying to fill one of the series’ leading roles.
The actresses in question are, Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Kelly Reilly (Eden Lake), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Jessica Biel (Total Recall).
The actresses have reportedly been “invited back to read this week for the coveted role.” Moss and McAdams could very well still be in the running, but with writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto now focusing on auditioning a new group of actresses, he’s clearly taking all options into consideration. »
- James Garcia
Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact email@example.com. From ‘The O.C.’ to N.A. (New Agencies) Cam Gigandet, who recurred on The O.C. as Marissa Cooper’s love interest and eventual killer, has signed with UTA. The actor is now toplining CBS’ summer crime drama Reckless and recently finished shooting the indie psychological thriller Broken Vows, opposite Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander. His other film credits include Priest, Burlesque, Easy A and Twilight, in which he played the
- Rebecca Sun
HBO has shut the door on Open, the Glee and American Horror Story co-creator’s risque take on modern romance that was described as “a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.”
The premium network’s programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement: “After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved. »
- James Hibberd
Fans will able to take home Season 1 of the hit ABC series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Blu-ray and DVD starting tomorrow, September 9, with a new sneak peek from this upcoming release debuting today.
This video takes fans behind-the-scenes of the Season 1 episode "Yes Man", which featured Thor: The Dark World star Jaimie Alexander reprising her role as Lady Sif. The actress is seen taking on a biker gang, while she explains how a chance meeting with Clark Gregg lead to her guest-starring role. We also hear from Elena Satine, who plays the villainous Lorelei, and get a glimpse at footage from the set of this action-packed episode, which you can check out below.
In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. »
Funko have revealed a new batch of their Pop! bobbleheads, this time based on characters from Thor: The Dark World. You'll have your chance to get your hands on Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Heimdall (Idris Elba) and fan favourite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. guest star Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander). Which of these do you guys most like the look of? You can check out Dancing Groot by clicking here and Howard the Duck can be found by clicking here. »
She's just being Malin! Trophy Wife hottie Malin Akerman debuted a brand new haircut at HBO's Emmys afterparty on Monday, Aug. 25, while flirting it up with a new man on the dance floor of the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood. The Swedish-Canadian star, 36, chopped off her long wavy bob into a super-short pompadour with shaved sides before the star-studded bash, which included guests like Billy Crystal, Sofia Vergara, Lena Dunham, Paula Patton, Allison Williams, Peter Facinelli, and his girlfriend, another short hair proponent Jaimie Alexander. According [...] »
The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24:
11:55 a.m. ICM Partners’ annual brunch has become a welcome respite from the swirl of nighttime events on Emmy weekend. Waiters with cups of Sangria spiked with apple slices and grapes greeted guests on the steps of Chris Silbermann’s Santa Monica home. The brunch was fantastic — fresh crepes made on the spot, blintzes, all manner of egg dishes and fruit. There’s a reason we skipped breakfast.
- Cynthia Littleton, Malina Saval and Laura Prudom
Carla Gugino will play a high-powered D.C. lawyer and wife to Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State character in a multi-episode arc on HBO’s The Brink. EW confirmed the news, as first reported by Deadline.
The dark half-hour comedy from Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub focuses on three men in the midst of a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a Foreign Service officer (Jack Black) and a Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). They must team up to try to prevent World War III. Thor’s Jamie Alexander also stars.
The Brink does not have a scheduled premiere date yet, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Grey’s Anatomy is prepping for the mother of all season premieres.
Kate Burton will return as Ellis Grey — the late mother of the ABC drama’s titular doc — in the Season 11 premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ellis, who will appear in flashbacks, was last seen in the Season 8 episode “If/Then.”
Grey’s Anatomy returns for its 11th season on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8/7c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Intervention, cancelled by A&E in 2013, is being revived on Lmn, »
HBO have got a new comedy show in the works and it has just added a few more cast members to the mix; Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White will join Jack Black and Tim Robbins in the shows’ main roles. The Brink, a half-hour comedy series tipped to be released by the end of the year, will be a humorous slant on the scramble to prevent geopolitical crisis as World War III looms ever closer.
Doesn’t sound that funny to us either but there’s several reasons we’re remaining optimistic. Firstly, the script is being written by seasoned writer/producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim, the former with credits including Ally McBeal and Weeds. Secondly, on board directing is Jay Roach who makes his first foray into directing a TV series after movies such as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Meet The Parents and The Campaign. »
- Victoria Bull
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