Add Vince Vaughn to the pool of possible stars in Season 2 of the HBO crime-drama hit "True Detective." TV Line exclusively broke the news yesterday, and E! Online claims to have received confirmation.
According to TV Line, Vaughn is in preliminary talks to play one of the lead roles. Though quite the change from his "Wedding Crashers" and "The Internship" days, we mustn't forget Vaughn was also the titular psycho in the 1998 "Psycho" remake. IndieWire also notes the 44-year-old recently wrapped the crime-drama "Term Life" and may have several other non comedic projects lined up.
Though Owen Wilson will be the natural Marty Hart to Vaughn's Rust Cole, the former has not been mentioned in relation to the show.
Rumors surrounding "True Detective" Season 2 have been circling since the immensely successful Season 1 wrapped in March. Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain were first thought to join the cast, speculations which have since been dismissed. Following the Television Critics Academy press tour announcement in July that "the people ... cast will be well-known names," Colin Farrell was tossed into the equation and with him, former "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch.
Further intensifying the mystery, The Wrap claims that instead of the three or four leads initially planned, Season 2 will feature one single lead and additional costars.
As for the plot itself, series creator Nic Pizzolatto teased early on that Season 2 will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system." Unverified, very specific details were since posted on Film Divider.
UPDATE: In a statement to HuffPost Entertainment, Vaughn's representative said there was no deal in place at this time. In a separate statement, a representative for HBO said that there was no news on any casting at this point.