added: Thu, Nov 29th '12
Before you know it, "Gangster Squad" will be bursting into theaters in January like a blast from a tommy gun. But if you're dying to get a new peek at director Ruben Fleischer's hyper-stylized crime noir, well good news -- they just threw down this explosive featurette on the internet. And it offers us a quick on-the-set look at Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as a couple of hard-boiled detectives pursuing an East Coast mob king (Sean Penn) during 1949 Los Angeles. Ba-Bam!
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.
directed by Ruben Fleischer
starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie
release date January 11, 2013