Who could take the place of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey?
Unlike many of his peers, Cruise has never, ever worked in television (unless you count the MTV Movie Awards). If any TV series or anthology event could change his mind it's something in the vein of "True Detective." The first installment of Nic Pizzolatto's crime series is the sort of rich writing Cruise craves. It would be significantly below his regular pay grade and for an extend period of time (the first "True Detective" took six months to shoot). That being said, HBO might be surprised that at this point in his career he might actually say "yes."
- Gregory Ellwood