By: Marv Castillo
An impressive, unexpected duo will lead the next season of HBO’s expected drama True Detective. The TV network announced today that Colin Farell and Vince Vaughn will play that duo. Last I checked, social media people is not happy about this choice, and I understand. Vince Vaughn is known for his comedic roles and he has played mainly the same character he had in Wedding Crashers all this years. But I always say this: “Maybe he did something that impressed the people in the project.”
I’ve been defending the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and I would like to defend this guy as well, maybe he is the right choice. We don’t know that, but let’s hope he shock us in the next season of True Detective. Colin Farell in the other hand is an actor I really like to see on screen, and there’s a reason for that, he is a great actor. Anyone who saw Saving Mr. Banks will understand what I want to say. I’m okay with this casting.
Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” Vaughn will play the role of Frank Semyon, “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”
Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Scorpion) will direct the first two episodes of the new season. The rest will be helmed by different directors, a choice made by creator Nic Pizzolatto. We are talking about eight episodes.
Here’s the official synopsis of the second season;
The second season of “True Detective” will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter