‘The Mandalorian’ Adds Nick Nolte To Cast

He joins Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano in the cast of the Lucasfilm-produced series based on the film franchise’s mythology. Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, one of two Star Wars original series in the works at Disney’s ambitious Disney+ streaming service.
The Mandalorian news, first broken today by THR, comes as Nolte's latest film, Til Schweiger’s Head Full of Honey, opens today in theaters in New York and Los Angeles via Warner Bros.” />
Disney is also mounting a second Disney+ original series based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Diego Luna returning from the film to star as Cassian Andor.
Executive producer Jon Favreau has said the series set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. Both Nolte and Carano’s role are under wraps. Pascal plays a character who hails from the planet Mandalore, which Star Wars fans know as the home world of the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jango Fett.
Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) is directing the first episode; also on board to direct are Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard.

‘The Mandalorian’: Gina Carano Joins Cast Of Disney+’s ‘Star Wars’ Series

Pascal is in final negotiations to star in The Mandalorian, which chronicles the lone-wolf odyssey of a character who hails from the planet Mandalore, which Star Wars fans know as the home world of the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jango Fett. Carano's role is under wraps.
The Mandalorian, one of two Star Wars original series in the works at Disney's ambitious Disney+ streaming service, has just cast Gina Carano. She will join Pedro Pascal atop the series executive produced by Jon Favreau and Lucasfilm, and based on the film franchise's mythology.
Carano, the former MMA fighter, has kicked in the door of films including Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool since getting her start on the screen starring in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire.” />
It will follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The first episode of the series will be directed by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Also on board to direct are Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard. Favreau has said the series set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.
Disney also recently confirmed that it will mount an original series based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the streaming service, with Diego Luna returning from the film to star.