Vince Vaughn Poised To Join HBO’s ‘True Detective’

There are no formal negotiations yet, but I hear that Vince Vaughn is looking very good to join the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s drama True Detective. While Vaughn had been rumored for the HBO series for a while, I hear he only recently had been approached. Things are progressing quickly, and everyone is hopeful that a deal can be made. I hear Pizzolatto wrote the character with Vaughn in mind, his second time writing for the Wedding Crashers star. Last fall, Pizzolatto was wrapping True Detective true-detective— then envisioned as a limited series — when he was tapped by Universal and Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn’s studio-based Wild West Picture Show banner to write a script for a feature reboot of The Rockford Files with Vince Vaughn to star as the iconic private eye. Soon thereafter, True Detective launched, hitting the zeitgeist and spawning a franchise. Pizzolatto got busy with the show, and Rockford Files moved on with another writer, but Pizzolatto and Vaughn had developed a relationship, and I hear that led to the writer penning a role on the second season of HBO drama with the actor in mind. (more…)

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