We’ve been hearing about the filming of Gangster Squad for some time now and the film’s first trailer has finally dropped. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie and Sean Penn and is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).
The flick is based on the series of LA Times articles called Tales From the Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman. Fleischer’s film does not have a release date as yet. Warner Bros. has also just released the film's synopsis:
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (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 (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (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.