Nick Nolte joins Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian


Nick Nolte is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

Veteran actor Nolte has been cast in an unknown role in the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which will stream on the soon-to-launch service Disney+. Nolte will join Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano, whose casting was previously announced.

Iron Man director Jon Favreau will be executive producing the series. According to Favreau, the show will take place between the fall of the Empire but before the First Order emerges.

The plot will center on, “the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…”

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Nolte isn’t exactly an obvious choice for a Star Wars property. The actor is best known for movies like 48 Hrs., The Prince of Tides, and Affliction — less fantastical projects that play up his grizzled demeanor. So, it’ll be interesting to see who he’ll play in The Mandalorian.

In fact, it’s possible Nolte won’t look much like himself in the series. The show plans to transform actors using extensive visual effects, costumes, and makeup.

This is being done to enable actors to be cast late in the filming process and so they can come and go from the production if need be. That could attract some notable actors to the project, and perhaps it’s one of the things that convinced Nolte to sign on.

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The Mandalorian has already assembled a roster of impressive directors to helm the show’s episodes, including Thor: Ragnorak‘s Taika Waititi.

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(Source: CinemaBlend)