If you want to get a little behind-the-scenes action with Ryan Gosling and Jason Statham, we have just the thing for you! Two new action film featurettes debuted today. One shows off additional footage plus comments from the cast and crew of Gangster Squad, Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama starring Gosling, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Emma Stone. The other featurette is for Parker, director Taylor Hackford’s crime thriller adaptation that stars Statham as a criminal with a code and Jennifer Lopez as his newest assistant. Both films, coincidentally, star Nick Nolte, so that’s fun.
Gangster Squad opens January 11th and Parker follows two weeks afterwards on January 25th. Hit the jump to check out both featurettes.
Check out the newest Gangster Squad featurette below (via Apple):
Here’s the official synopsis for Gangster Squad:
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. “The 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.
Here’s the new featurette for Parker (via Yahoo!):
Here’s the synopsis for Parker:
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.
Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.