'True Detective' season 2 modeling characters after Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix and Christian Bale

By Will Ashton,

With casting on the second season of True Detective expected to begin within the next month, it is natural that rumors have begun being spread as to who exactly will be playing the leads, as the show has to hit the reset button.

Apparently, the minds behind the show are setting their standards high, as characters are reportedly being modeled after actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Jessica Chastain, Christian Bale and Josh Brolin, according to Deadline.

Tuesday, showrunner Nic Pizzolatto began putting gas on the rumor fire when he revealed that the show will have three leads instead of two like before. In addition to restarting the #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag, this also lead to the revolution that the show will have two male leads and one female.

As it is already known that Matthew McCounghey and Woody Harrelson would not be returning to the show, the question as to who exactly could be playing these roles became a bigger question among fans.

As Deadline reports the three leads are going to be modeled off of actors like the ones mentioned above, with them essentially being used as prototypes to generate ideas.

While this doesn't necessarily tell us who will ultimately be playing these parts, it does let fans know that they have big ideas in mind, and that they are not afraid to try going big for who they want for these parts. Will any of them take the bite? That'll have to be determined later this month.

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