As we get closer to a new season of True Detective, the inevitable leaks about the show grow. Movie Pilot reports to have details about the plot, which creator Nic Pizzolatto had earlier described ambiguously as involving "the secret occult history of the United States transportation system" in California.
According to Movie Pilot, "The season is due to kick off with the dead body of a corrupt politician being found along the Pacific Coast Highway with satanic symbols carved into his chest. California Highway Patrol officers Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are assigned to the case. It turns out the victim is a known associate of Vince Vaughn's character and this dead man had a dark side involving some associations with S&M clubs - but perhaps most importantly, the man was in the middle of brokering a big deal that would solve the state's gridlock problem."
Vaughn's character is supposedly a "career criminal" trying to go honest, and gets involved in a business deal over a railway system, which would seem to be at the center of the season's murder conspiracy. Photos posted by HBO from the set show off a more urban, sleek look that's in line with director Justin Lin's work (Fast & Furious, Better Luck Tomorrow). Lin will helm the first two episodes of the new season.
The S&M rumor certainly jibes with news from Hollywood Reporter that True Detective has hired porn stars Amia Miley and Peta Jensen for "a deliriously vast orgy sequence involving dozens of naked bodies in Eyes Wide Shut-caliber sex antics." (If that's not a teaser, I don't know what is.)
In addition to Vaughn, Farrell, and Kitsch, Rachel McAdams plays a sheriff whose style conflicts with the two officers.
Clashing police, mysticism, sadomasochism, and orgies. Sure sounds like True Detective.
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