Female Contenders For Next “True Detective”

Rosario Dawson has reportedly emerged as the favorite for the female lead role in HBO’s second season of its anthology crime series “True Detective”.

The Wrap reports that Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”), and Jamie Alexander (“Thor”) have also emerged as strong contenders for the part. Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, who were previously rumored, are still said to be in the running.

Other actresses in the mix include Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”), Brit Marling (“Arbitrage”) and Kelly Reilly (“Flight”).

Creator Nic Pizzolatto and HBO are reportedly set to hold another round of auditions to find the right actress out of this lot as the network needs to make a decision shortly.

Whoever wins is expected to star opposite Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch as the other two lead detectives in a story about a trio of law enforcement officials investigating a murder that appears to be tied to a shady businessman’s deal to construct a high-speed railway system throughout California.