Check out a new photo from Ruben Fleischer’s 1940s crime thriller The Gangster Squad (previously titled The Gangster Squad), featuring a shot of John O’Mara (Josh Brolin)and Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Also stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Nick Nolte, Michael Pena, Robert Patrick and Giovanni Ribisi.
The film is based on a series of LA Times articles that chronicle a team of LAPD cops who fight to keep the East Coast Mafia types out of post-war LA.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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 due to hit theaters October 19, 2012.