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Updated: Jessica Chastain offered lead role in season 2 of True Detective

05.21.2014

UPDATE: Well, as cool as this rumor was, it's been debunked. According to E! Online, Chastain is NOT taking a role for True Detective, which has also been confirmed by HBO. Damn. We were so close, people. - PS

Last week it was rumored Brad Pitt was set to star in the second season of True Detective, and now Nerdist is reporting an offer has been made to Pitt's TREE OF LIFE co-star Jessica Chastain for one of the leads. The site also says Chastain hasn't accepted the offer yet, and representatives for the actress declined to comment when asked about her possibly joining the series.

Earlier this year writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto teased there might be at least one female detective in the new season of True Detective, and at the time a few of you thought Jessica Chastain would be a great fit for the drama. I think it would be a win-win situation for Jessica Chastain and HBO if she does sign on for True Detective, but this is only a rumor at this point, so we'll have to wait and see how this plays out.

Would you like to see Jessica Chastain working with Brad Pitt again, or do you think she should be paired with a different actor/actress for the second season of True Detective?

Jessica Chastain and True Detective season one lead Matthew McConaughey (Hmmm, wonder if he has anything to do with this?) both star in Christopher Nolan's upcoming INTERSTELLAR, and the sci-fi flick will be in theaters on November 7th, 2014.

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8:25PM on 05/21/2014

Dammit..

This would have been so natural.
This would have been so natural.
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11:23AM on 05/21/2014
As long as they pay her a little extra to unleash the twins at some point, this is a great idea!
As long as they pay her a little extra to unleash the twins at some point, this is a great idea!
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10:32PM on 05/21/2014
If we're talking about unleashing twins, then we need our Alexandra Daddario to come back to play someone else.
If we're talking about unleashing twins, then we need our Alexandra Daddario to come back to play someone else.
10:39AM on 05/21/2014
She's great, but if her chops can hold a candle to McConaughey's, I've never seen it.
She's great, but if her chops can hold a candle to McConaughey's, I've never seen it.
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10:35AM on 05/21/2014
When the Debt was being rolled out to festivals, Chastain showed up to promote it at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Marin County, Northern CA. I was an intern there at the time. She was so new to the world of film that this was her first festival appearance and nobody really knew who she was. People kept mistaking her for Bryce Dallas Howard. She brought her ENTIRE family with her. It was adorable. Now look where she is. Congrats to her. This is fantastic casting if it holds up.
When the Debt was being rolled out to festivals, Chastain showed up to promote it at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Marin County, Northern CA. I was an intern there at the time. She was so new to the world of film that this was her first festival appearance and nobody really knew who she was. People kept mistaking her for Bryce Dallas Howard. She brought her ENTIRE family with her. It was adorable. Now look where she is. Congrats to her. This is fantastic casting if it holds up.
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11:59AM on 05/21/2014
Did she seem cool? I have heard she is the biggest sweetheart in the world on set. My friend worked, as an extra, with her and said she was cool as hell
Did she seem cool? I have heard she is the biggest sweetheart in the world on set. My friend worked, as an extra, with her and said she was cool as hell
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10:20AM on 05/21/2014
Jesus Christ that's a sexy pic. She's who I immediately thought of when they said it'd be women. That's pretty obvious, unoriginal casting (like Tom Cruise as some kind of spy), but she'll still be great at it. I do wish they would try to look outside the box a little. I know MM had just started really challenging himself again, but he was kind of an out of the box choice when they cast him. Chastain will no doubt own it, but I'd like them to try an actress we wouldn't think of (I'm
Jesus Christ that's a sexy pic. She's who I immediately thought of when they said it'd be women. That's pretty obvious, unoriginal casting (like Tom Cruise as some kind of spy), but she'll still be great at it. I do wish they would try to look outside the box a little. I know MM had just started really challenging himself again, but he was kind of an out of the box choice when they cast him. Chastain will no doubt own it, but I'd like them to try an actress we wouldn't think of (I'm totally blanking on names, but Legally Blonde girl - who was with MM in Mud - or the chick from the recent bomb Walk of Shame and the secretary from the first Spidey trilogy). Maybe they can't cut it, but I'd like to see someone in that vein as opposed to Chastain and like Hilary Swank (tho they'd both still kill).
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10:21AM on 05/21/2014
The suggestions of Byrne and Kendrick are good ideas
The suggestions of Byrne and Kendrick are good ideas
10:28AM on 05/21/2014
And no I don't think MM had anything to do with this possible casting. She's really at the top of the game for serious female actresses. Her resume speaks for itself.
And no I don't think MM had anything to do with this possible casting. She's really at the top of the game for serious female actresses. Her resume speaks for itself.
11:07AM on 05/21/2014
You're thinking of Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde and Mud as well as Ellizabeth Banks from Walk of Shame. And I'd be cool with either of those choices.
You're thinking of Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde and Mud as well as Ellizabeth Banks from Walk of Shame. And I'd be cool with either of those choices.
11:10AM on 05/21/2014
Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Banks as the leads in True Detective? No. Chastain FTW.
Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Banks as the leads in True Detective? No. Chastain FTW.
9:48AM on 05/21/2014
Jessica Chastain and Anna Kendrick for the titular detective roles.
Jessica Chastain and Anna Kendrick for the titular detective roles.
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9:29AM on 05/21/2014
Wow, this Tree of Life sequel is headed in a really interesting direction.
Wow, this Tree of Life sequel is headed in a really interesting direction.
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8:33AM on 05/21/2014
This would be awesome. I remember a few of us suggesting Chastain a while ago and I brought up the idea of Rose Byrne teaming with her. Brad Pitt would be pretty good as well but I'd like to see two women in the lead roles this time around.
This would be awesome. I remember a few of us suggesting Chastain a while ago and I brought up the idea of Rose Byrne teaming with her. Brad Pitt would be pretty good as well but I'd like to see two women in the lead roles this time around.
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8:15AM on 05/21/2014
She was one of my suggestions for the female detectives, so it would be great if she signed on along with Pitt. I think they would make a great duo and have excellent chemistry with one another.
She was one of my suggestions for the female detectives, so it would be great if she signed on along with Pitt. I think they would make a great duo and have excellent chemistry with one another.
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8:12AM on 05/21/2014

Helllllllyes

Yes, a million times yes. She's amazing and I'd love to see her do premium television like True Detective.
Yes, a million times yes. She's amazing and I'd love to see her do premium television like True Detective.
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8:08AM on 05/21/2014

Hell yeah

If the role is written well she is going to win every TV award that exists. Bringing her own would top or be on par with the quality of season 1.
If the role is written well she is going to win every TV award that exists. Bringing her own would top or be on par with the quality of season 1.
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