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Vince Vaughn In Talks For ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Vince Vaughn In Talks For 'True Detective' Season 2

As “True Detective” season two comes together, the rumors have been flying back and forth. Last month we learned that Colin Farrell was in talks for one of the lead roles, with Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund up for key parts. But today, coming completely out of left field, comes news that would’ve left Rust Cohle blindsided.

TVLine reports that Vince Vaughn —yes, the funnyman from “Wedding Crashers,” “Swingers” and “Old School“— is in preliminary talks for a role in HBO‘s neo-noir drama. Now, before you say WTF and LOLWUT, you should note that Vaughn’s recent movements behind the scenes makes this news not entirely surprising. While “Business Or Pleasure” –the kind of comedy you expect from Vaughn— is on the way, Vaughn has also wrapped on the crime drama “Term Life” co-starring Hailee Steinfeld. And at one point a year ago, he had been lining up several non-comedic projects including  the thriller “The Risk Agent,” the Randall Wallace-penned “Gunslingers” and road adventure “Triple Time.” And let’s not forget the actor has “Psycho” and “The Cell” to his name.

In short, Vaughn has got dramatic chops, but he’s rarely given the chance to show them off. He’s clearly been eager to move away from the kind of comedies he can knock out in his sleep, and “True Detective” could give him a helluva chance to reinvent his onscreen persona.

That said, this is still pretty unexpected. No word yet on his role, but it will be one of the three lead parts (there are four central characters in the next season). And you can read all about the rumored “Chinatown“-esque plot details right here.

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Comments

freddie

Not enamoured with the idea but still looking forward to seeing whether VV is up to it (if he does get a leading role). If Farrell gets the 'damaged' role I would be a bit disappointed (it would be playing to type as I am sure most would agree). If he went for a Harrelson role from the first season then I would be more impressed (although obviously I don't want to see a like for like season). Just simply something similar in terms of scope.

freddie

Not enamoured with the idea but still looking forward to seeing whether VV is up to it (if he does get a leading role). If Farrell gets the 'damaged' role I would be a bit disappointed (it would be playing to type as I am sure most would agree). If he went for a Harrelson role from the first season then I would be more impressed (although obviously I don't want to see a like for like season). Just simply something similar in terms of scope.

Garypooooo

God, So much negativity going around about the casting rumors so far. Ridiculous. I hope Vaughn and Colin are cast and I hope they destroy any doubts that anyone might have, As I know they are completely capable of doing. They are both great actors when given the right material to work with. This could very well end up being greater than the first season, Which people forget wasn't absolutely perfect. Close, But not completely perfect.

Andrew

If they are really considering vince vaughn for season 2, they might as well turn it into a starsky and hutch series featuring owen wilson and ben stiller. Fantastic first season, I really hope it doesnt become a hollywood cheesefest.

Mr Anonymous

Inspired casting in my opinion. If he reigns himself in, plays it understated with dramatic chops and loses his Vince Vaughn schtick then yeah, he could be great in this.

It's time for him to show what else he has to offer. This will be it. I expect him to knock it out of the park.

az

Warming to season 2. Vince Vaughn always struck me as an actor with untapped ugliness inside, all the better if this is the first reveal, also The Wrap has Elizabeth Moss circling a role, she was astonishing in TOTL.

LEE

I always thought that he was great in Return to Paradise. I think he could easily nail this. People tend to forget that every actor is considered nothing, until they get the role that changes that notion. If Mcconaughey had been offered a very complex role in a prestigious TV drama back in 2009 after Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Before The Lincoln Lawyer, Killer Joe, etc. There would have been so many negative and downright insulting comments. He was a laughing stock and now that he has proven himself, He will never be looked down on as an actor again. Maybe Vince Vaughn will prove himself as well.

Ian

I'd love to see Vaughn in this show, he could be really great

chiprooney

way to ruin it

jimmiescoffee

VV can do serious work. and he's usually great. hope it happens.

Rod

the problem i had with Pizzolatto's writing is that it was too derivative and he did not even bother to cover up his tracks or even transcend the source materials of his inspiration. however, the screenplays matched up with great direction and cinematography made for great tv viewing.

having said that, i'm excited for Vaughn if he lands the role. inspired casting. how about Ian McShane for a role?

Washington

Ligoti did not invent or have a monopoly misanthropy

hank

Jon Padgett has a point and the evidence is out there if you care to look. That being said, Pizzolatto cited Ligoti as inspiration in several interviews, so I think this is far from conspiracy.

And yes! Vince Vaughn's performance in Into The Wild was amazing. let's do it.

Slen

Did anyone forget about his small part in Into the Wild? He was surprisingly good in that.

Jon Padgett

@STEPHEN

Google "Did the writer of True Detective plagiarize Thomas Ligotti."

If you still can't get to the very extensive article by that very name, then I suggest it is you–not me–who are trolling.

E. Night

Sure. Why not? Can we not talk about Pyscho though? He wasn't what made the film bad, but yea… that film is bad.

The Cell though is underrated and he was fantastic in it.

So yea, I'm down for Vince Vaughn.

ham hamster

Vaughn was SO GOOD in The Cell! Hope he brings some of that magic to TD. Happy dance!!!

Jon Padgett

Google "'"true detective' ligotti." The second article contains all the irrefutable evidence.

sean

i'm down for this.

Jon Padgett

Did the writer of “True Detective” plagiarize Thomas Ligotti and others?

Answer: Yes.

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