If you’re a film actor who has ever been to Hollywood, mentioned the words “TV” and “McConaughey” in same sentence or at one point donned a beard, chances are your name has been among those mentioned as a contender to star in the second season of award-winning HBO series True Detective.
As of Monday afternoon, that’s finally going to go away–at least for a while, because casting has finally found their leading men: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.
Both men were among those rumoured for parts after it was confirmed that the second season would not, in fact, consist of all female leads. The two remaining leading roles, which will go to at least one woman, have yet to be confirmed. Judging from the bucket list of names mentioned so far we’re pretty sure the criteria for that role is the same as listed above. Minus the beard part for any females in consideration, of course.
Ever since news broke, reactions have been mixed. An unofficial Twitter survey shows that most are on board with Farrell, but Vaughn is a bit more of a wild card. Which means everyone will tune in to see how he does, and he’ll just have to go ahead and win everyone over.
We have faith. After all, this is the same guy that taught us the official rules to serial dating (tell us that’s not a risky feat) in Swingers, the merits of motor-boating in Wedding Crashers, and how to just “be cool” in Be Cool.
Plus, it’s not like Vaughn is playing a cop. We totally buy this Frank Semyon guy they’ve got him playing, a career criminal whose legit business goes bust when his partner is murdered. If anyone knows how to deliver a “Smooth Criminal” inspired monologue, it’s Vaughn.
As for Farrell? Well let’s just say there aren’t too many people who are going to need selling on Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective with ties to the mob.
True Detective returns in 2015.