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Nick Nolte Joins Cast of 'Gracepoint,' US Remake of BBC's 'Broadchurch'

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Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 01:34 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Nick Nolte has joined the cast of "Gracepoint," the Fox remake of BBC’s "Broadchurch."

The gray-bearded actor will play an unmarried, stubborn guy, Jack Reinhold, who runs a kayak rental business on the beach and also a wildlife conservation group, TV Line said.

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Nolte rounds out an impressive cast of David Tennant, who starred in the original show, Anna Gun from “Breaking Bad,” Jacki Weaver, and Michael Pena. The show will begin filming next month in Vancouver.

The original “Broadchurch” was a hit series for BBC in England. “Gracepoint” is planned as a 10-show mini-series, centered around the same theme of a young boy’s murder in a small town.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Broadchurch” series creator Chris Chibnall talked about the finale of the BBC series and the initial plans for the Fox series.

“I think there’s a really great opportunity to make something that is hopefully as good if not better than the British version. I’m very, very fascinated to see this story in a different landscape with an acting ensemble that’s just as strong but taken from really great American actors,” he told EW. “The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up.”

The British hit show came to the U.S. in August and racked up incredibly high reviews. “Rarely has the history-dividing ripple effect of an unspeakable murder been more deftly and brilliantly captured than it is in this television event, one that justifies the attention it received in the U.K. and should make waves stateside as well,” said Brian Tallerico for RogerEbert.com.

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