I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love crime thrillers, especially one’s about gangsters and when based in the era of the 40’s and 50’s, they become magical. That’s what we are going to get with director Ruben Fleischer’s (Zombieland) new film, Gangster Squad. The almighty cast is quite something, the setting is ultra cool and the dress code is ultra stylish: the film looks violent and incredibly thrilling and I must say seeing Sean Penn clearly playing the bad guy and loving every minute is a feast for the eyes. Gangster Squad is going to be epic!
The latest trailer landed a few days ago, and we have it right here for you to enjoy. While a much shorter trailer to the original, it packs a mighty wallop and gets right to the point. Check it out at the bottom of this post.
Ruben Fleischer directs, and Will Beal has adapted the screenplay from Paul Lieberman’s book. Ryan Gosling heads up the cast, and joining him for the ride will be (deep breath!!), Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Mireille Enos, Robert Patrick, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Josh Pence, Derek Mears and Sullivan Stapleton.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.
Gangster Squad arrives in UK cinemas 9th November.
By Matt Wavish