Given the tenacity and acting skills on display in Zero Dark Thirty, it’s easy to understand why folks at HBO would want to cast Jessica Chastain in True Detective.

After a spectacular first season, True Detective has plenty of fans anxiously awaiting word on its follow-up season. With the story from the first season completed, the series moves on from its cast which included Matthew McConaughey and Woodey Harrelson. Rumors heavily indicate that the second season is going to feature at least one female lead and according to The Nerdist, Jessica Chastain has been offered the lead role.

There are reports from Chastain’s agent¬†indicating that nothing is official at this point, and HBO is echoing that sentiment, but this sort of rhetoric smells of leverage in contract negotiation finalization.¬†Don’t be surprised when it’s officially announced.

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