New Images from GANGSTER SQUAD Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Josh Brolin

     May 21, 2012


Warner Bros. has released new images from Gangster Squad.  The film is set in 1940s Los Angeles, and stars Sean Penn as real-life gangster Mickey Cohen, who became the target of special task force known as the “Gangster Squad”.  The impressive cast also includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, and Giovanni Ribisi.  While I found the trailer a bit underwhelming, the premise and cast are keeping this film near the top of my most-anticipated list.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  Gangster Squad opens September 7th.

Images via the official website.

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.

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  • Singularity

    Best Gosling movie since Notebook.

    • Sugreev2001

      The notebook was a piece of crap.Every talented actor involved in a Nicolas Sparks adaptation should be ashamed,and anyone who likes his drivel should be ashamed of their lack of taste.

      • Tom Vaegs

        yeah…and you should kill yourself

      • danny

        Sugreev: You sound like a very bitter person. Shut up.

      • Sugreev2001

        I’m bitter about the level of stupidity pervading civil society.

      • Singularity

        Are you bitter about sarcasm?

  • Dodge_hickey

    Sean Penn looks like he just ate something very sour…

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  • Jack

    The author was “underwhelmed” by the trailer? I am honestly dumbfounded by this. That was the best trailer I have seen all year.

    • Singularity

      I concur.

    • Melvin White

      Really? there have been some great trailers this year: The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Looper, Argo?

      • Henry Pym

        Looper sucked my balls. But, yeah, the Gangster Squad trailer was amazing.

  • JPA

    I liked the trailer,even though there were some cliched lines in it. But it’s just a trailer,still looking foward to it.

    And Emma Stone looks sexy as hell in that pic.

  • Singularity

    Okay, for my money TDKR and Prometheus were better. But I get the dumbfoundedness.

    • s

      yep- hair -makeup team are responsible for every actor and actresses looksy every time. surprising no one.

  • peepz

    Surprising no one. That” look” is called ” hair and makeup “on any given movie set. That look is required and the actor only has to sit in a chair and whammo!! It’s a look. Lets not forget wardrobe deptartment. All part of what goes on on a movie set. Live it ,know it, learn it.

  • R0B

    To the author:

    In your piece on the trailer, you described it as “pretty damn great” – now you’re claiming you initially found it “underwhelming”.

    • JPA

      It’s not the same author.

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