HBO has confirmed two of the four leads for the next season of True Detective. They are Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.
Wait . . . Vince Vaughn?
Is this the same True Detective that featured tough, riveting, two-fisted portrayals of Louisiana cops by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? You know, the one that followed two radically different personalities over a number of years and believably depicted how they became close friends while they were trying to track down a terrible, twisted serial killer?
The same True Detective that Kish and I concluded was one of the very best TV shows we’d ever seen, period?
I thought Vince Vaughn only made stupid, cookie-cutter comedies with Owen Wilson that people stopped going to about five years ago.
HBO is pretty good at casting against type. Maybe Vince Vaughn is tired of portraying an oily, bloated, fast-talker and wants to get into a serious role that allows him to show he can actually act. I’m not sure it will work, but it’s certainly an intriguing casting choice.
As for Colin Farrell, if he shows the same acting ability he showed in In Bruges, I’ll buy it.