Brad Pitt Rumored to Star in 'True Detective 2' & His Career Has Been Leading Up To This

Here's a juicy bit of gossip from the Hollywood rumor mill to get you all jazzed for the weekend. There's buzz going around that Brad Pitt is being discussed for True Detective Season 2. Yes, that's right, HBO just might make the cast of their most-talked-about series even MORE ridiculously good-looking. Well, at least that's what the rumors are telling us. So far nothing has been confirmed and there are plenty of theories surrounding Pitt’s involvement with the very hush-hush workings of True Detective Season 2.

There also seems to be a bit of confusion, with some sources saying Pitt would “replace” McConaughey. However, True Detective is an anthology series, so each season follows wholly different stories and characters. So Brad Pitt wouldn't be the new Rust Cohle...at least not necessarily.

Come to think of it, Pitt actually would be a pretty great fit for ‘ol Rusty. We already know he can deal with filming insanely gruesome scenes — he’s worked with Quentin Tarentino AND (spoiler!) worked alongside Gwyneth Paltrow’s decapitated head in a box at the end of Se7en. In fact, his career has had plenty of other Rust-like moments. Check ‘em out:

The Rustytail

McConaughey:

Pitt:

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Done and done...and...sorry...lost...in...handsome...

Hangin' With (Hunting Down) Nazis

McConaughey:

Pitt:

Dramatic Physical Transformations in One Project

McConaughey:

From HUBBA HUBBA to:

Pitt:

From super CGI old Brad to:

HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA

Man Candy for Married Women

McConaughey:

Pitt:

Rustisms/Rustology

McConaughey:

"I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."

Pitt:

"God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

Images: True Detective/HBO; Inglorious Basterds/Universal; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button/Warner Bros.; Thelma and Louise/Pathe Entertainment; Fight Club/ Fox