HBO Has Two True Detectives Onboard for Season 2

Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

Well, that’s not technically true. Vince Vaughn will be playing a criminal, but hey, he’s definitely doing HBO’s True Detective! He’ll join previously announced cop Colin Farrell in the Pizzolattoverse, The Hollywood Reporter writes. And there’s some serious info! Hit it, THR:

Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vaughn is set as 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.

Yup. Still can’t wait.

(Wow, Itzkoff. Just wow.)

Apropos of nothing save for random dopeness: The Empire Pops That.
[protected-iframe id=”2343d69b5d56dd396582f86bda5eb9ff-60203239-57808363″ info=”//” width=”540″ height=”627″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]

Seven years into development, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft follow-up ain’t happenin‘.

Rumor has it Tarantino’s ready to draft Viggo Aragorn Mortensen for The Hateful Eight.

Vin Diesel’s beard, man. (Leo’s, too … )

Here’s the trailer for Tale of Princess Kaguya, which could be one of the last Studio Ghibli films for a while.

John Krasinski has two new projects in development at NBC. One’s about “a failed law student who turns to a career in garbage collecting in New York City,” another’s about “a middle-aged ad executive who starts his own agency in his garage.” Mad Men plus WTF with Marc Maron!

Lena Dunham has so much advice for you!

Abbi and Ilana have a new Broad City webisode!
[protected-iframe id=”5f33c5e2a760f435b1928762a675e661-60203239-57808363″ info=”″ width=”540″ height=”304″]

Dear Peter Dinklage: Congrats on scoring a meaty role as a bounty hunter in a thriller.

Dear Aaron Paul: “Supernatural thriller” and “costar” aren’t what we want to hear, little buddy!

Dear Sarah Silverman: That’s pretty cool you’re adapting your hilarious memoir The Bedwetter into a Broadway musical.

And allow Charlo Greene — Mrs. Fuck It, I Quit — to explain her stance. (Hint: pro-trees.) [via]

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, true detective, HBO, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Mad Men, alison brie, Star Wars, Rick Ross, world of warcraft, the hateful eight, Quentin Tarantino, viggo mortensen, Vin Diesel, beards, the tale of the princess kaguya, john krasinski, Lena Dunham, broad city, Peter Dinklage, Aaron Paul, Sarah Silverman, marijuana legalization