An actress known for her work on AMC’s “Mad Men” is being considered for the female lead in the upcoming second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” while an actor known for “Wedding Crashers,” “Old School,” “Dodgeball” and other hit movies is also eyeing the drama series.
Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that Vince Vaughn has a good shot at landing a role on the show, although Andreeva notes that “there are no formal negotiations yet.”
Meanwhile, TheWrap.com reports that “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss is under consideration for the female lead. Michelle Forbes of “The Killing” is also being considered for a role, the piece adds.
Vaughn has been rumored as a possibility for the show, but has recently been approached, Deadline notes.
“Things are progressing quickly, and everyone is hopeful that a deal can be made,” Andreeva writes. “I hear [creator Nic] Pizzolatto wrote the character with Vaughn in mind, his second time writing for the ‘Wedding Crashers’ star.”
Pizzolatto was tapped last year by Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show to write a script for a movie remake of the classic TV show “The Rockford Files,” with Vaughn starring. But Pizzolatto was drawn into “True Detective,” and the film project shifted to another writer, the story notes.
“As for what Vaughn’s character is about, HBO and Pizzolatto had been keeping mum on details about Season 2, which will be set in California,” Andreeva writes. “It is believed that, like Season 1, the second cycle also will kick off with a murder, and it might involve corruption in the California transportation system, possibly linked to a proposed high-speed train.”
Andreeva adds: “The series is expected to have four leads, three of them said to be cops/detectives/government workers — two male, for which Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have been in talks, and one female. The fourth, which Vaughn is eyed for, is said to be a villain, possibly with mob ties.”
As for Moss, she is being considered for the role of Ani Bezzerides, a tough sheriff who also has a gambling and alcohol problem, TheWrap notes.