- GANGSTER SQUAD
Nick Nolte is the latest addition to the cast of Warner Bros.' period crime drama Gangster Squad.
Deadline reports that the veteran actor will portray the real-life LAPD chief Bill Parker in the Ruben Fleischer-directed Neo-Noir. The site calls the new chief "the first in a awhile who hasn't been corrupted by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). The chief, a Purple Heart recipient at Normandy, is the one who starts the Gangster Squad, a crack team designed to bring down organized crime."
Nolte's casting is ironic considering he previously portrayed a member of the LAPD's "The Hat Squad" (who were modeled after the real-life guys in Gangster Squad) in Mulholland Falls.
Gangster Squad also stars Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie and Mireille Enos.