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Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch Are Almost Certainly In ‘True Detective’

The year’s most-watched casting process continues apace today with several sources confidently reporting that Rachel McAdams—a reliably effective actress who’s been sadly regulated to rom-com territory—is in the lead for True Detective‘s much-hyped female lead role. After widely lauded for kickstarting Matthew McConaughey’s career, the first season of True Detective came under fire for its admittedly rough treatment of women. HBO is looking to McAdams to correct all that, but that still leaves a lithe, brooding, smoldering leading man role to fill, and who better than Taylor Kitsch? He who won the hearts of America in Friday Night Lights and then lost them with Battleship? Sources say Kitsch is “expected” to join Vince Vaughn, Collin Farrell and, probably, McAdams to be this season’s four leads. Double the detectives. Double the fun? …

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