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Tim Riggins, Wes Mantooth and Peggy Olson Walk Into a Murder Scene: More 'True Detective' Casting Rumors

By Emily Cutler | Industry | August 5, 2014 |

By Emily Cutler | Industry | August 5, 2014 |

Dustin told us yesterday about Vince Vaughn being in talks to join the second season of True Detective, and complained about the lack of any word on the women of the cast. You might want to ask for something bigger next time, Dustin, because last night The Wrap posted that Elisabeth Moss might be playing the female lead. Michelle Forbes from The Killing is also rumored to be eyed for another key role.

The Wrap broke down the season two plot and main characters:

Caspar’s 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur — satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.

Vaughn is in talks to play Frank Semyon, a former thug-turned-businessman who’s working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.

Moss, who recently played a small-town cop in the similarly themed, “Top of the Lake,” is being eyed to play Ani Bezzerides, a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.

Farrell is nearing a deal to play Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.

Kitsch is angling for the role of Paul Woodrugh, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction. Forbes, who starred on the first season of “The Killing,” has been rumored for a part on “True Detective,” and it’s possible she could play either Farrell’s ex-wife (a survivor of sexual assault) or Vaughn’s charming but mercurial wife.

Two thoughts on this:

1.) While Top of the Lake was too slow for me to finish, Elisabeth Moss was outstanding in the episodes I saw. Having said that, I’d hate for her to break away from Peggy Olson only to be typecast as the strong but scarred female cop.

2.) Knowing who Vaughn’s character is supposed to be, I’m supremely confident that he’ll nail it. A slightly more corrupt, thugged- out version of Beanie? Hell yes I’d watch that.

Source: The Wrap

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