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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell Confirmed for TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2; Logline Released

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


We’ve been digging for every piece of True Detective Season 2 news we can find, and now we finally have some official news.  In addition to yesterday’s confirmation that Colin Farrell would play one of the leads, HBO has announced that he’ll co-star with Vince Vaughn.  The description of Farrell’s character has been true since it was first reported: “Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.”  The official description, in addition to confirming the character’s name, adds that he’s “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owes him.”

As for Vaughn, we previously reported that his character was “Frank Semyon, a former thug turned businessman who’s true-detective-poster-405x600working with a local Mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system,” so again, The Wrap was right.  HBO adds that Frank is “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

HBO’s official logline is what we’ve expected for some time now: “Production begins this fall for the story that follows three police officers and a career criminal who will navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”  If Farrell is one of the cops and Vaughn is the career criminal, that still leaves two major roles to announce, so hopefully we’ll hear about those soon. Additionally, the press release confirms that Fast Five director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.

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