Justin Lin in Talks to Direct ‘True Detective’

Justin Lin
Michael Lewis

Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams vying for female lead

Pieces look to be coming together on season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective,” as sources have confirmed Justin Lin is in talks to direct a handful of episodes for the drama series.

It’s unknown how many he would direct, but insiders add that he will not direct every episode as Cary Fukunaga did for season one.

No cast has been confirmed by the network but Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are in final negotiations to join the show. The fourth lead, which has always been intended to be a female character, is still being figured out but sources say “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are in the running .

Nic Pizzolatto is writing the second season, which is set in California and is said to revolve around the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.

Lin is currently attached to direct the next installment in the “Bourne” franchise but will be able to squeeze this in before production begins next year.

He recently directed the pilot to CBS’ “Scorpion” which was picked up and will premiere Sept. 22.

Lin is repped by CAA and Cinetic Media.

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  1. I am worried about the choices in the actign department. Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn? Really?? I like none of the choices. You get Woody and Matthew for season 1 and then you downgrade to this?? Elizabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are good chocies though

  2. Deborah Moss says:

    Why do we have to wait till next year to see the second season, it’s my favorite show on TV.

  3. Robin the Boy Wonder says:

    Hell. Give us Elizabeth Moss AND Rachel McAdams. Then some other fella…

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