True Detective Season 2 Cast Rumors: Release Date Still Unknown But Emma Stone, Brad Pitt Name Mentioned

Chandan DasApr 30, 2014 10:58 PM EDT

Although the final cast line up and release date of "True Detective" Season 2 are yet to be announced, rumors are afloat that Brad Pitt may be interested in portraying the well-established role of Rust Cohle, while Emma Stone has reportedly expressed her desire to play the female lead in the second season of the popular show on HBO.

While both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who featured in Season 1, confirmed they would not be returning for Season two, several actors have expressed their desire to be part of the brazen crime drama that deals with satanic cult abuse.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Brad Pitt's name came up for discussion several times and the actor's "involvement will depend on his other commitments."

Incidentally, Pitt has developed a close relationship with HBO, as he is one of the producers of "The Normal Heart," an upcoming project of HBO Films.

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' actress Emma Stone recently told Vogue that she was keen on featuring in the crime drama if the producers offered her the female lead role. "That would be amazing. I would do 'True Detective' with Kristen Wiig in a heartbeat," she joked.

The buzz is that even "Transcendence" actress Kate Mara and "Juno" star Ellen Page could form the next detective duo in the crime thriller, which generated a large fan following in Season 1.

In the meantime, "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto said that in the second season, the show will move out of Louisiana and be based in Southern California. In an interview with Buzzfeed, he also said that the storyline will be based on "hard women, bad men and the United States' secret occult history."

Pizzolatto also noted that future seasons of the show could take a different course. He told The Wrap, "And, you know, there could be a season that's much more of a widespread conspiracy thriller, a season that's a small town murder mystery, a season where nobody is murdered and it's a master criminal versus a rogue detective or something."

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