I have learned that Lolita Davidovich and Intruders star James Frain are joining the cast of the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective as recurring. The second installment in the crime franchise revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Davidovich will play Kitsch’s mother Nancy Simpson, a girly girl, a former showgirl continually sucking on cigarettes and margaritas as she mourns the loss of male sexual attention. What little of her hopes remain she has transferred onto her adult son, who, in her eyes, is God’s gift to women. Frain will play Jeff Hunt, a ruthless police lieutenant. In addition to Farrell, Kitsch, McAdams and Vaughn, Davidovich and Frain join fellow new cast additions Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer and Leven Rambin.
Davidovich, repped by Mavrick Artists and Evolution/Primary Wave Talent Management, recently wrapped Fox Searchlight’s Nicholas Sparks film The Longest Ride, playing Scott Eastwood’s mother and recurs on Fox’s midseason drama Backstrom. Frain is with APA.