GRACEPOINT: Nick Nolte Joins The Cast As Jack

The thrice Oscar nominated actor Nick Nolte is the latest name to be added to the ensemble cast of Gracepoint, the Fox adaptation of Broadchurch for the USA.

Nolte (The Prince Of Tides, Cape Fear, Warrior) 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 character appears to be loosely based on that of Jack Marshall in the original series.

As in Broadchurch the plot of the event series Gracepoint centres on the investigation following the murder of a local boy in a small coastal town. David Tennant, DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, again plays the lead investigator, Emmett Carver with Anna Gunn taking on the role of his colleague Ellie Miller. The drama will be executive produced and part written by Chris Chibnall with episodes directed by James Strong.

Shooting begins in late January and will continue in locations around British Columbia and California until May. Broadcast is expected as part of the 2014-15 season.

Confirmed cast and crew

David Tennant - Emmett Carver
Anna Gunn - Ellie Miller
Michael Peña - Mark Lasseter
Virginia Kull - Beth Lasseter
Jacki Weaver - Susan Wright
Kevin Rankin - Paul Coates
Kevin Zegers - Owen Burke
Josh Hamilton - Joe Miller
Nick Nolte – Jack Reinhold

Executive Producers: Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, Dan Futterman, Anya Epstein, Carolyn Bernstein
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Directors: James Strong