Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch Up For True Detective Season Two
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.11.2014
The actors are in talks...
Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch could be the next Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Deadline and The Wrap report that Farrell is deep in negotiations for one of the lead roles of the season, with the Wrap adding that Kitsch is also in serious talks. This comes on the heels of HBO head Michael Lombardo saying at the TCA press tour yesterday that a casting announcement was coming soon.
The second season of True Detective will be a completely new story from season one. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto has said the new season would be in southern California with four central roles.
Farrell and Kitsch make a lot of sense, both being high-profile actors whose film careers could use a bit of repair. Farrell hasn't toplined a big hit since In Bruges was a breakout success in 2008 and has recent bombs like Total Recall and Winter's Tale to his name. For his part, Kitsch was considered to be one of the hottest new stars in Hollywood before he had three bombs in a row: the very high-profile (and huge loss-taking) one-two punch of John Carter and Battleship followed by Oliver Stone's Savages. And yet both actors have, much like McConaughey, shown a lot of talent at other points in their careers. Farrell has had good turns in films like In Bruges, Minority Report and the indie drama Tigerland, while Kitsch earned some critical and awards love for his work on Friday Night Lights.
Announcements should be coming in the relatively near future. The new season will premiere this winter on HBO.