There are certain casting decisions that make you think: yes, this makes sense! News that Nick Nolte will play a fishing baron in a new Australian film, to be set in and around Tasmania, is one of them.
Nolte has signed on to Poacher, an upcoming action/thriller to be directed by Kriv Stenders. Stenders recently remade Wake in Fright for Australian TV, and directed films such as Red Dog: True Blue and Australia Day.
The script of Poacher (written by Thomas Martin) is inspired by a true story. Producer Ashley McLeod describes it as:
“An elevated crime drama that is a clever fusion of two genres — a thrilling sea adventure about a maverick abalone diver and a classic story of survival, family, betrayal, corruption, loyalty, sacrifice and redemption.”
To celebrate the news, here is a clip of Nick Nolte going ballistic in a scene from the basketball drama Blue Chips.