‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast Rumors: Will Vince Vaughn Play A Villain? New Character Theory

 @ItsMegSchaefer on August 05 2014 10:30 AM

True Detective season 2 spoilers Will Vince Vaughn be cast as one of the protagonists in Season 2 of "True Detective"?  Reuters

Is Vince Vaughn really going to star in Season 2 of “True Detective”? That seems to be the question on everyone’s mind since news broke the king of rom-coms was in the talks to appear in the second installment of the critically acclaimed HBO mini-series.

TVLine reports the 44-year-old movie star may be returning to his TV roots to portray one of the four lead roles in “True Detective.” But don’t get too excited, Vaughn-lovers. No deal has been signed -- yet.

Could you picture Vaughn following in the footsteps of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey? When the announcement of Vaughn’s possible participation in “True Detective” was made we originally cringed at the casting. The Minnesota native is known for his quick quips and big laughs in movies such as “Wedding Crashers,” “The Break-Up” and “Four Christmases.” We questioned if Vaughn could put aside his sense of humor to act in a series with a much more serious plot.

The role Vaughn is reportedly under consideration to play is Frank Semyon, a former “thug-turned-businessman” who is using his connections in politics to reap the benefits of a high-speed railway system that links South California to Northern California.

After contemplating this idea of whether or not Vaughn would be a convincing villain we remembered that Vaughn had taken on a complex role before when he portrayed the chilling character of Norman Bates in the 1998 version of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Pyscho.” However, it has yet to be determined whether Vaughn will actually dust off his villainous ways to play the role of a hero in the upcoming TV flick. It is a psychological thriller after all!

TheWrap reports Season 2 of “True Detective” will allegedly follow the death of Ben Caspar, a corrupt city manager of a fictional city in California “who’s found brutally murdered near Big Sur after a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal” is made. Three law enforcers will set out to unravel this mystery of the deal “that would forever change freeway gridlock” in the Golden State.

Thus far, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Elizabeth Moss have been in talks to appear in the second season of “True Detective” along with Vaughn.

What do you think of this possible cast? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions for Season 2 of “True Detective" and take our poll if you think Vaughn can pull off a role on the HBO anthology.

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