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Colin Farrell Confirms He'll Star In The Second Season Of 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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At least some of the speculation can be laid to rest regarding the casting of the second season of True Detective, as Colin Farrell confirmed in an interview with the Sunday World that he'll be one of the four (!) leads of the HBO series.

How excited is the actor? "I'm so excited," he told the Irish paper.

The other three leads have yet to be confirmed, but Vanity Fair has a roundup of the casting rumors and it zeroes in on Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn as the other two male leads. The female lead is still up in the air, with the shortlist still at seven: Jessica Biel, Brit Marling, Oona Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Malin Ackerman, Jaime Alexander, and Rosario Dawson. Apparently Dawson has the upper hand.

The actor previously starred in Winter's Tale from earlier this year, but the movie was a failure both critically and at the box office. Perhaps his career could get a little boost like Matthew McConaughey's did with the show. At the very least, Farrell's flop provided us with this humorous (and truthful!) use of the popular "#TrueDetectiveSeason2" hashtag.

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