True Detective casting rumors have taken several turns over the past month, so we’re going to operate under the most current one which states that there will only be a single male lead actor. That lead actor, by the way, should probably be Josh Brolin. Brolin has proved time again in films such as True Grit and No Country For Old Men that he has the quiet menace that we have come to associate with True Detective. As a possible lead detective, Brolin could be capable of bringing a silent emotional performance or even embody the hard-boiled detective of old. Although he’s currently involved with Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s a voice roll that could potentially leave him open for an eight episode romp through the nightmares of California.
Some of the choices we make for Dream Casting are long-shots at best, but this one almost feels possible. Brolin would fit right in with what creator Nic Pizzolatto has in mind if the first season is any indication. Do you think Brolin has what it takes to join True Detective? Beyond that, do you think he would fit the part?