Nick Nolte Joins Cast Of ‘The Mandalorian’
Nick Nolte has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian, Variety has confirmed with sources in a report by Joe Otterson.
The series, which will air on the streaming service Disney+, will also star Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. Like the other previously announced cast members, the exact details of Nolte’s character are being kept under wraps. Jon Favreau penned the series, which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Disney declined to comment.
Nick Nolte is an acting veteran who has been nominated for three Academy Awards throughout his career, most recently in the best supporting actor category for “Warrior” in 2012. His other notable film roles include The Prince of Tides, 48 Hours, and Cape Fear among many others.
Though Nick Nolte worked in television early in his acting career, he has primarily worked in film. In recent years, he starred in the Epix series Graves, and appeared in the HBO drama Luck. He also starred in the 2014 Fox miniseries Gracepoint.
This is also not Nolte’s first brush with the Star Wars universe. The actor has previously spoken about the fact he was on a short list of actors considered to play Han Solo before Harrison Ford was cast in the iconic role.
Nick Nolte is repped by CAA.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Nolte’s casting.