The three-time Oscar nominee will play Jack Reinhold, a stubborn and unmarried man who runs the kayak rental shop on the beach as well as the local wildfire observation program, where the murdered boy at the center of the story was a volunteer.
Nolte, whose credits include Gangster Squad, Parker and The Company You Keep, joins the previously cast David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, Michael Pena, Kevin Rankin, Virginia Kull and Kevin Zegers.
Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein will executive-produce the series alongside Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who will also write the premiere episode. Shine America's Carolyn Bernstein and Jane Featherstone are also attached as executive producers.
Gracepoint is slated to go into production in January for broadcast in the 2014-15 TV season. Will you watch?