New character posters for Cops ‘n’ mobsters thriller Gangster Squad
, featuring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
, and Giovanni Ribisi
, have been released.
The new film from director Ruben Fleischer
is based on a LA Times article written by Paul Lieberman titled “Tales From the Gangster Squad”.
Additional cast include Michael Pena
(30 Minutes or Less), Robert Patrick
(Flags of Our Fathers), Nick Nolte
(48 Hrs, Cape Fear, The Good Thief ), and Anthony Mackie
(The Hurt Locker).
After a delayed release post-Colorado shooting, Gangster Squad is finally coming out on January 11th, 2013.
Here’s the official 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.
Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), “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. The film stars Oscar® nominees Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “True Grit”) and Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”) as the LAPD’s Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, and Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (“Milk,” “Mystic River”) as real-life mobster Mickey Cohen. The film also stars Oscar® nominee Nick Nolte (“Warrior,” “Affliction”) as LAPD Chief “Whiskey Bill” Parker, and Emma Stone as Grace Faraday, Cohen’s moll and the object of Wooters’ attention.