Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly Join the Cast of 'True Detective'

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Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast of True Detective.

HBO announced the addition of the threesome for the series' second season on Monday. They will join Colin Farrell, who is set to play a dirty police officer, and Vince Vaughn.

According to HBO, McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, an officer for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department "whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves," according to the network's press release.

Kitsch's character, Paul Woodrugh, is a veteran and California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. Woodrugh is "running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened."

Reilly will play a struggling actress and the wife of Vince Vaughn's character, Frank Semyon.

Semyon is "a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."

Kitsch told AdWeek last month that he was "really excited" to get started, as rumors swirled that he would be part of the hit series.

"I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man," he said. "I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True."

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