Matthew McConaughey Wants to Return As Rust Cohle in ‘True Detective’

After clawing his way out of the rom-com ghetto, Matthew McConaughey has had a whole mixed bag of great roles and some grade A garbage. True Detective is some of the greatest s**t ever, so I’m not surprised he wants in on more of it.

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Appearing on The Rich Elsen Show yesterday (via Entertainment Weekly), McConaughey was asked about ‘True Detective,’ and says that he’s talked to creator Nic Pizzolatto about potentially returning to the role of existential detective Rust Cohle at some point. “It would have to be the right context, the right way,” McConaughey said. “I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching ‘True Detective’ on Sunday nights. I was a happy man when we made that for six months.”

I also miss Rust Cohle, man. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s immediately in the cards.

Last we heard, it was said to be more likely that Pizzolatto would be writing a new show for HBO rather than another “True Detective” run, with the second season said to have tarnished the brand (though given HBO’s current turmoil, including the cancellation of “Vinyl” yesterday, who knows if that still stands?).

TV is a brutal business. Nothing means anything. So much is happening. Give me back my True Detective. Also give me back Hannibal. I am the only one that matters. Being me back the things I like. Thank you.

But a potential return of McConaughey could only help things along, if the creator can find the right way to integrate him. And the star certainly seems keen on returning to TV at some point. “You’re actually getting better quality dramas on the small screen today than you ever have been. A lot better than the big screen sometimes.”

Give me more of those weird car commercials where McConaughey squints into the sun and mutters some fake deep s**t about not hugging trees or something.


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