While Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was unable to fit his good luck charm Jesse Eisenberg into the cast of his upcoming drama The Gangster Squad, it looks like he may be bringing some Zombieland brethren into the fold after all. Showblitz reports that Emma Stone is now in talks to join the cast of Fleischer’s period crime flick. The story revolves around the elite squad of cops who hunted down gangster Mickey Cohen in 1940s Los Angeles.
The stellar cast includes Sean Penn as Cohen, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Holt McCallany. I caught a screening of Fleischer’s Zombieland follow-up 30 Minutes or Less at Comic-Con last week and thought it was great (Peña absolutely kills in his scenes). The director has a fantastic eye and I can’t wait to see what he does with a dramatic period gangster movie.