Deadline reports that Colin Farrell is "deep in negotiations" to star in the upcoming season of HBO's multi-Emmy nominee True Detective.

Details about the second season have been kept closely under wraps thus far, which has lead to a lot of speculation about the cast and potential director.

But Deadline is "confident" that Farrell will be in:

I can tell you that Colin Farrell is deep in negotiations to play one of what is expected to be three main roles in Season Two. HBO has been mum about cast so far, as rumors have swirled that Jessica Chastain and some others will be one of the other leads. HBO would not confirm any of the potential castings, but I am confident that Farrell will be in the cast.

Well. We'll see!

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