Jessica Chastain Caught In 'True Detective' Casting Rumors

By JACKIE WILLIS

May 21, 2014

Fans of True Detective are anxiously awaiting the casting of season 2, and now an Oscar nominee's name has just been thrown into the mix.

Following Brad Pitt's casting rumor, Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain has also been linked to the HBO miniseries, according to The Nerdist. This report comes after rumors that creator Nic Pizzolatto is seeking a female lead for the show, as opposed to the male-driven parts in season 1, which were helmed by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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According to the new report, Chastain, 37, has been offered the role, however, her reps told E! that she is not doing the series. HBO also denied the rumor. 

UPDATE: Though no actors have been confirmed just yet, Pizzolatto did tell the radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge (via Variety) that there will be three leads. "We're working with three leads. It takes place in California -- not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California -- and we're going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season 1."

Given these new details, who would you like to see cast in True Detective?



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