May 20, 2014 10:39 pm

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Break out your hashtags, Jessica Chastain has reportedly been offered the lead in True Detective Season 2. According to The Nerdist:

Recent rumors have stated series creator Nic Pizzolatto was seeking a
female-driven cast for Season 2 of the hit HBO series, and now today,
Nerdist has learned exclusively one of the names that may be on the
bill in 2015: Jessica Chastain.

According to sources, the Zero Dark Thirty actress has been offered
a leading role in the second season but has yet to accept. As for
official confirmation, we reached out to representatives for Chastain,
who have declined to comment at this time.

Between glowing reviews at Cannes, an upcoming Marilyn Monroe film, and that much anticipated Interstellar trailer, Chastain has had quite the busy week. In fact, the actress couldn't be busier. So will she be able to take time out of her schedule for HBO? It couldn't possibly hurt, Chastain has a lot of award chache and prestige, but has yet to break out into true household name stardom. An across the board hit like True Detective could put her on another level entirely. And if HBO could wrangle Chastain and Brad Pitt (who is also rumored to have been offered a role) to be her partner? Well, that's certainly one way to top McConaughey.

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