Jon Hamm In Negotiations For “True Detective” Or “Fargo” Roles?

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Jon Hamm True Detective

By Michael Lewittes


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Jon Hamm is NOT in negotiations to star in “True Detective” or “Fargo,” despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story. We’re told “neither is true.”

According to OK!, Hamm is eager to cash in after winning his first Emmy in September. A so-called source tells the tabloid the actor “wants to strike while the iron is hot,” and has been approached by both FX to star in “Fargo” and HBO to star in “True Detective.” The magazine’s alleged insider is further quoted as saying, “If he says yes to either, the whole series will be based around him.”

The tabloid reports that a jump to either HBO or FX would also guarantee a major pay hike from his old “Mad Men” role. Hamm, says the magazine’s supposed source, “is poised to become TV’s highest paid actor,” noting that “everybody chasing him has deeper pockets than his old bosses at AMC.”

But while Hamm is undoubtedly being pursued for roles, he won’t be appearing on either “Fargo” or “True Detective.” A rep for the actor exclusively tells Gossip Cop that “neither are true.”

Actually, OK! has inaccurately reported on Hamm a few times this past year. Gossip Cop previously busted the tabloid when it wrongly claimed he tried to date Rosamund Pike and that Justin Theroux had concerns over Jennifer Aniston’s “secret crush” on him.

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