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HBO Confirms That Vince Vaughn Will Star In 'True Detective'

Vince Vaughn is set to start in the next season of "True Detective" (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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It's official, guys: HBO announced today that Vince Vaughn will be joining the cast of True Detective for its second season.

This news comes on the heels of the announcement over the weekend that Colin Farrell will also be a leading actor in the acclaimed HBO crime series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Earlier this month, it was reported that Fast & Furious' Justin Lin will be directing the first two episodes of the eight-part miniseries. (We'll miss you, Cary Fukunaga!)

And it's getting us all giddy inside thinking about how the full cast is going to shape up. Taylor Kitsch has been rumored to be high on the list for a lead role in the thriller. And as for the female lead, Rosario Dawson is a favorite, with Jessica Biel, Brit Marling, Oona Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Malin Ackerman and Jaime Alexander in tow.

What we know so far about the sophomore season is that the plot will be based in a "lesser known" part of California (not Los Angeles), about "three police officers and a career criminal" who "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder," according to HBO.

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Farrell portrays detective Ray Velcoro, who has some skeletons in his closet as he struggles with his allegiances between the corrupt police department and the mobster who "owns him," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Vaughn will be taking on the role of career criminal, Frank Semyon, who is making his way into turning his empire into a legitimate business, but his plans are thwarted after his business partner is murdered.

Now, you may be thinking about how one of Vaughn's last films include The Internship, and Farrell with his flop, Winter's Tale. But hey, they could have a McConnaissance like the True Detective first season star Matthew McConaughey, who had a pretty sweet year with the series and Dallas Buyers Club.

Production on season two will begin this fall in California.

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