The Oscar-nominee will bring his gravelly voice to the period crime film as the Los Angeles chief of police.
The Warner Bros. film is shaping up to have a truly top-shelf cast. Sean Penn has been tapped to play the gangster Mickey Cohen and Ryan Gosling will co-star as his LAPD protagonist. Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and “The Killing”s’ Mireille Enos also star.
Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) directs.
For Nolte it’s another high-profile role following up his performance as the alcoholic trainer in next month’s “Warrior” — a role that’s generating awards buzz. He also has a key part in HBO’s hotly anticipated David Milch series “Luck.”
Deadline first broke the news of Nolte's casting.