Nick Nolte to Run the L.A.P.D. in Ruben Fleischer's 'Gangster Squad'
Though most of the 2000's didn't see many memorable roles for actor Nick Nolte, I'd like to think the start of his comeback kicked off with his great supporting turn in the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder. However, it sounds like his real return to glory takes place in the UFC fighting drama Warrior hitting theaters on September 9th. In what many of called an Oscar-worthy performance, Nolte looks to be back on the rise, and he's just snagged another role to keep his career going the same direction. Deadline says the actor has landed a supporting role in Gangster Squad, the period crime drama from director Ruben Fleischer.
Nolte will play Bill Parker, the new chief of police in Los Angeles, and the first man of the law in some time who hasn’t been corrupted by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). In fact, Parker is the man who starts the titular unit organized to bring down Cohen and his criminal organization. Nolte is just one more great talent among a cast that also includes Ryan Gosline, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and Anthony Mackie. After two action comedies, I'm looking forward to seeing what Fleischer can do with some serious material like this, especially with such an eclectic and powerful cast.