Brad Pitt to star in `True Detective`?

London: Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt is reportedly close to signing a deal to take on a prominent role in the channel`s hit crime drama series `True Detective`.

Pitt, 50, is said to be working out the last-minute details of a deal with makers to take over from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who played the detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart respectively in the show, reported Daily Star.

"Brad is already part of the channel`s family and if commitments allow he will be part of the second season of `True Detective`. The quality of the scripts means the biggest A-listers in the world want the role," a source said.

The first series followed detectives Cohle and Hart as they attempted to catch a killer.

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