Report: Vince Vaughn Close To Signing On To Star In ‘True Detective’ Season 2

By 08.05.14

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The internet has been having a blast with casting predictions for Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, but it looks like the reality might be sweeter than any fantasy.

According to Deadline Hollywood

There are no formal negotiations yet, but I hear that Vince Vaughn is looking very good to join the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s drama True Detective.

Last fall, Pizzolatto was wrapping True Detective– then envisioned as a limited series — when he was tapped by Universal and Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn’s studio-based Wild West Picture Show banner to write a script for a feature reboot of The Rockford Files with Vince Vaughn to star as the iconic private eye. Soon thereafter, True Detective launched, hitting the zeitgeist and spawning a franchise. Pizzolatto got busy with the show, and Rockford Files moved on with another writer, but Pizzolatto and Vaughn had developed a relationship, and I hear that led to the writer penning a role on the second season of HBO drama with the actor in mind.

I love this. I know when people think of Vince they think of Wedding CrashersOld School, or Swingers, but let’s not forget about the fact that he’s starred in plenty of dramatic roles – PsychoInto The WildDomestic Disturbance, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, among others. Vince is more than capable of carrying the True Detective torch. 

The report goes on to say that Vince might be cast as the villain, a guy with mob ties, which excites the shit out of me. I think he would kill it as a bad guy.

Here’s a proposed storyline for Season 2 that I just came up with, free of charge – Vince sets out to clear his name after a secret society that controls the world, of which he is a member, watches The Internship, and decides that he must be dealt with swiftly and harshly.

Let’s please keep Owen Wilson as far away from this project as possible, yeah?


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