Nick Nolte has joined the cast of director Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama Gangster Squad. Nolte will be playing incoming chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Bill Parker, who finds that his department is rife with corruption.
Based on the true story of the LAPD’s attempt to curtail organized crime in the 1950s, Gangster Squad tells how Parker, who received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the Battle of Normandy, organized a special unit to specifically target the likes of known gangsters like Mickey Cohen.
Already in the cast are Sean Penn as Cohen, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos and Anthony Mackie.
The film is set to begin shooting next month.