Nick Nolte Joins ‘Gangster Squad'; Sienna Guillory In ‘Resident Evil 5’? [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2013 at 2:40 pm,


[Update: Sienna Guillory has officially announced she’s onboard Resident Evil: Retribution. Scroll down for details.]

Gangster Squad continues to add more respectable actors and actresses to its cast, with Nick Nolte being the latest addition to director Ruben Fleischer’s period crime-thriller.

Meanwhile, Sienna Guillory is meeting with the production team behind Resident Evil: Retribution (including writer/director Paul Anderson) to find out whether or not she’ll be appearing in the film.

The fifth Resident Evil flick is slated to arrive in theaters by September 2012, almost two years exactly after the last installment (Resident Evil: Afterlife). Gangster Squad doesn’t have an official release date just yet, but it could be aiming for a late 2012 arrival – just in time for the awards season.

Gangster Squad

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Nick Nolte in ‘Warrior’

Two-time Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte showed up briefly in the Arthur remake earlier this year, and lent his voice to a TGIF-obsessed gorilla in Zookeeper this summer. Suffice to say, his film choices have not exactly been based on quality as of late.

Deadline has confirmed that Nolte is signed on for Gangster Squad, a high-profile drama based on the true story of the LAPD’s attempt to take down “Jewish Mafia” head Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) during the 1940s. Nolte will portray Bill Parker, the seemingly-incorruptible police chief who organizes the off-the-record titular force. The members of said secret squad include officers played by Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and Robert Patrick, among others.

Nolte will also appear in the already buzzed-about Warrior next month, and recently completed work on the latest Jason Statham thriller, Parker. He also has a role on HBO’s upcoming TV series Luck, from David Milch (Deadwood) and Michael Mann (Heat). So, all in all, his career looks to be nicely back on track.

As for Gangster Squad: with a stellar cast and screenwriter Will Beall (Castle) drawing on his own experience as an LA cop for inspiration, this could potentially be a great real-life crime drama (a la The Untouchables) for a new generation – not to mention, a return-to-form for Fleischer, following the mediocre reception of 30 Minutes or Less.

Resident Evil: Retribution

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Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine

When Paul Anderson was officially confirmed to both write and direct Resident Evil: Retribution, word got out that Sienna Guillory would not reprise her turn as Jill Valentine in the film – despite her previous indications to the contrary, and her having portrayed the character during an important post-credits scene in Resident Evil: Afterlife, which set the stage for the next film.

It looks like that matter is still up the air, though, based on Guillory’s Tweet last night:

Big day tomorrow! Meeting Paul Anderson and [‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ producers] Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kultzer to see what my future looks like…

Fans were quite receptive to the news that several popular characters from the Resident Evil video game/animated movie universe would be making the jump to 3D live-action in Retribution – but reacted negatively to the news that another actress might be playing Jill Valentine in the film. Since Anderson has vocalized his desire for fan input with this installment, the odds are arguably in favor of Guillory returning after all.

Update: Sienna Guillory has tweeted that she (and subsequently Jill Valentine) will be back for Resident Evil: Retribution. Check out the official tweet below:


Resident Evil: Retribution is scheduled for theatrical release on September 14th, 2012.

We’ll let you know when Gangster Squad has an official release date.

Source: Deadline, Sienna Guillory

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  1. Sienna’s boobs in 3D was probably the best thing about the last RE movie.

    • hahahah

  2. She better reprise her role as Jill, otherwise they are gonna kill the trilogy besides I think she is the best Jill they could have gotton

  3. Adored RE2’s Jill. It’s a minor point but I was disappointed when Sienna appeared as a half-blond Jill in RE4. I hope Retribution explains the change.. apart from that “make-up” issue, it’s good to have Guillory back.

    • Shido,

      in Resident Evil 5 (the game), Jill was also blonde-headed. I won’t tell you anything more in case you haven’t played the game – I don’t want to give any spoilers – but Jill isn’t really “herself” and the hair color change in the game seems to fit her circumstances, even though it is never explicitly explained. Let’s just say that her roles in the story change quite drastically – perhaps that will be the case in the movie and it will kinda explain the hair color change for you =]

  4. Has anyone ever seen Nolte & Gary Busey in the same place at the same time? If they ain’t the same guy somebody should redo The Conversation with the two of them. Just sit em down for two hrs & roll film. And yes it will definitely need subtitles.

    What am I blurting this out for? This is gold Jerry!

  5. I’m not watching anymore Resident Evil films. I liked the first 3 well enough, but 4 was just terrible in every possible way. Almost unwatchable on dvd due to 3D shots transfering to 2D. It barely had anything to do with Resident Evil anymore.

    • Dr. Sam,

      to each his own opinion, but I must really disagree with you that the movies “have nothing to do with Resident Evil anymore”, and let me explain why.

      The last movie brought in more of the old, classic characters than we’ve seen in a long time in the films. Chris and Claire Redfield, Wesker, and hints of Jill Valentine. How much more like Resident Evil can you get, character-wise?

      I admit the story hasn’t followed as closely, but that, too, has changed with the last film. Much of the end of the story was very in-line with the Resident Evil 5 video game – Jill’s “condition” (trying not to throw spoilers out there), and Chris’s emergence as the clear protaganist and hero of the series. Not to mention, the downfall of Wesker and the uncertainty about who the next archvillain is going to be.

      If RE: Retribution follows this part of the last film, I really think that you have nothing to worry about – the films are becoming closer to the actual storyline and characters with each successive film.

  6. Am a fan of the movies & lets don’t say the games, lol. RE1 4/5 – RE:Apocalypse 5/5 – RE:Extinction 4/5 – RE: Afterlife 3/5.
    We should see moree characters in those movies, more action ( last RE Movie was kinda boring ) I love Milla Jovovich but she shouldn’t be the main heroine she not even on the games. Sienna RoCkS! Perfect as Jill Valentine, same Claire, Actor as Chris :/. Nothing like the Chris Redfield on games. Wesker was ok, Now that bastard is alive! Hopefully there should be more action & more exiting moments in RE: Retribution. Also RE:Operation Raccoon City coming soon on December 2011! Leon and many other new characters in!

  7. I had been wondering whether to buy this game since mid March, and I pretty much forgot about it after it first came out. Then I was shopping the other day and was looking for some new games when I came across it again. I decided to buy it and I was quite surprised at how impressive it was overall. The graphics are especially beautiful and near perfect, and the storyline, though pretty much the same as RE4, is still great. I have no problems with the new game style except that I feel they should have done a different type of storyline, not one that was obviously copying RE4, which was pretty much the best game I have ever played on PS2. Still, apart from that, I have no other faults to pick with this game. Seeing Chris and Jill again, and also Wesker, made the game even better for me. Sheva, the new character, is also great, I took a liking to her almost at once. Seeing Chris and Jill, and Chris and Wesker together in a new game is brilliant and I praise the makers of the game for doing this for us. The enemies, boss enemies and locations in this game are also great fun. I can’t really say that there is a part of this game I didn’t enjoy. The only thing I would like to say in closing is that I hope the next game (if there is one) chooses a completely different type of story, without the Las Plagas. I would really like to keep the new game engine though, since I really enjoy it. 8/10