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Rachel McAdams Offered True Detective Role

The shape of True Detective’s second season is beginning to come into focus. Controversial choices, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are officially on board to star in the show’s new episodes and from the sounds of it, Rachel McAdams is close to joining them.

According to Variety, McAdams, who has been rumoured for a role almost as long as Farrell, Vaughn and the still-unconfirmed-but-likely-close Taylor Kitsch, has been offered the third lead in the show, but HBO has yet to make an official announcement. That should be coming shortly assuming the deal is made.

With Nic Pizzolatto once again writing and overseeing the series and Justin Lin hired to direct the first two episodes, the new season is set in California locales and sees Farrell as Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vaughn will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. The season will run as eight hour-long episodes and is scheduled to start shooting this autumn.

McAdams and Kitsch – if they both sign on – are set to be police officers working alongside Farrell. The actress is back on our screens currently in A Most Wanted Man and is shooting boxing drama Southpaw.