We’ve already heard Colin Farrell was in talks for the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” with names such as Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund circling the show’s move to the lesser known venues of California. Yesterday we learned Vince Vaughn was in talks for one of the season’s three lead roles and today The Wrap adds Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) to the mix for the female lead along with Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”) for what is being called a “key role”.
According to The Wrap, the second season will “follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers (Farrell and likely Kitsch and Moss) from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
“Caspar’s 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur — satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.
“Vaughn is in talks to play 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.”
Forbes is looking at playing either Farrell’s ex-wife (a survivor of sexual assault) or Vaughn’s charming but mercurial wife.
The Wrap is offering a lot of details here so it sounds like really solid information and you can add to that rumors Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is being sought to direct, though it’s said he’s too busy prepping for Blonde to make it happen.