Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell to star in season 2 'True Detective'

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By ZACHARY GOLDSTEIN

The male leads for the upcoming Emmy-nominated HBO original "True Detective" have finally been confirmed.

Vince Vaughn will be joining Colin Farrell in replacing Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the show for its second season, according to Huffington Post Entertainment. The story will revolve around three cops and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy after a murder.

The new character descriptions have also been released:

Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a man in danger of losing his criminal empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

Although rumored for some time, the addition of funnyman Vaughn may come as a surprise to many "True Detective" fans. Vaughn, famous for his roles in "Old School" and "Wedding Crashers," has been most recently attached to box-office duds such as "The Watch," "The Internship" and "Delivery Man."

Rumors have also been swirling that Jessica Chastain, Elisabeth Moss or Rachel McAdams could be joining the cast as the show's female lead.

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