Nick Nolte Joins Ensemble Cast of FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

Luck - Nick Nolte

TV viewers may recall that the acclaimed BBC series ‘Broadchurch’ that aired on BBC America here in the States back in August and September is being Americanized by FOX under the new moniker of Gracepoint. Much like its predecessor, this version will follow the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on a beach where he may have fallen, which sets the stage for a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.

Actor David Tennant (‘Doctor Who’), who appeared in the lead role of DI Alec Hardy in the UK version will play the lead role in ‘Gracepoint’ with legendary actor and three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte (‘Luck’ and ‘Warrior’) joining the cast. Nolte will play “Jack Reinhold, a stubborn, unmarried, willful man who has lived in Gracepoint for 20 years. He runs the kayak rental on the beach as well as the local wildlife observation program, where the murdered boy was one of his volunteers”.

The cast also boasts the likes of actresses Anna Gunn (‘Breaking Bad’) and Jacki Weaver (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) and actor Michael Pena (‘End of Watch’ and ‘Gangster Squad’).

Filming will begin next month with a plan for FOX to broadcast the ten-part drama during the 2014-2015 TV season.

[Source: TV Line]