March 23, 2012 2:21pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'Dolphin Tale' Star Nathan Gamble Joins NBC's 'The Frontier' Pilot (Exclusive)
NBC’s western drama pilot has added a new member to its pioneering cast.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Nathan Gamble has joined The Frontier. He’ll play one of the lead roles, Samuel Hale, a young boy who sets off with his family on a dangerous trip. Haunted by dreams of a lost loved one, Samuel takes off on his own quest to follow his visions. If NBC picks up the series, Gamble will be a regular.
The pilot, from writer/executive producer Shaun Cassidy, revolves around a group who follows their dreams and heads West from Missouri across the unchartered country in the 1840s.
He joins the project’s ensemble cast, which includes Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Chaske Spencer, and Gina Bramhill.
Thomas Schlamme will direct and exec produce the drama from Sony Pictures Television and Prospect Park.
Gamble, 14, played Sawyer Nelson in the movie Dolphin Tale, and appeared in The Dark Knight. His TV credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI, Private Practice, and House.
He is represented by Paradigm, Strong Management, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner.
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