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Which Of These 7 Actresses Will Lead True Detective Season 2?

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    The speculation about who should star in the second season of True Detective began even before season one had ended. HBO's breakout show did wonders for its stars. Both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey were nominated for Best Actor Emmys, and the detective drama was a vital part of last year's McConaissance. Now, it almost seems like whoever's cast to lead season two will experience the same career bump.

    Casting rumors abound, and now that the role comes with such monumental expectations, the dream casting list includes some major boldface names. We're talking Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, and other Oscar nominees here. A lot of other names that get floated around are great actors who, like McConaughey, just need one amazing role to finally bring them the recognition they deserve. Among them are Taylor Kitsch, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Elisabeth Moss, and Vince Vaughn.

    Now, The Wrap has obtained the list of actresses who will be reading for the lead role this week. Ahead, meet the magnificent seven women who could get the role of a lifetime. Put on your detective hat and forge on.

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