Earlier today, we reported that Michelle Monaghan (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III, EAGLE EYE) had joined the cast of HBO’s eight-episode cop-drama TRUE DETECTIVE and now Alexandra Daddario (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D) and Elizabeth Reaser (THE TWILIGHT SAGA) have come aboard as well. The duo join Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and fellow recent additions Wood Harris (DREDD) and Michael Potts (“THE WIRE”). Production is set to begin soon.
Cary Fukunaga (JANE EYRE) will direct from a spec script by Nic Pizzolatto. Anonymous Content, which developed the high-concept series in-house will produce for HBO. TRUE DETECTIVE is descried as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened.
Daddario will play Lisa Tragnetti, a sexy court reporter whose relationship with Hart takes a dark turn for them both. Reaser will play Laurie Perkins, Cohle’s (McConaughey) pretty, refined girlfriend, a surgeon who works at the hospital with Maggie, and has dated Cohle for 4 years. Potts will play Maynard Gilbough, a cerebral detective. Harris will play Detective Thomas Papania, Gilbough’s partner. The two question Hart and Cohle about the 1995 case and feel the duo is hiding something. Monaghan plays the female lead, Maggie Hart, the wife of Martin Hart.
Source: Deadline Hollywood