A new featurette has made its way on-line for director Ruben Fleischer and Warner Brothers new crime flick, Gangster Squad. The short but sweet featurette has some new footage interlocked with the cast and director talking about their love of the gangster genre, and how this film will take that genre to the next level.
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 colourful 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 10th January 2013.
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