I was on board with Gangster Squad from the get-go since I love the gangster-noir genre and the1940s Los Angeles setting. I’m the guy who will begrudgingly accept L.A. Noire based solely on the setting. Hopefully, I’ll have a far more positive response to Gangster Squad, which is based on the true story of a LAPD task force who fought to bring down gangster Mickey Cohen.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 passes to the Atlanta screening of Gangster Squad. Hit the jump to find out how you can check out the film early and for free. The movie stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, and Sean Penn. Gangster Squad opens January 11, 2013.
To enter for a chance to win a pass for you and a guest, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “GANGSTER SQUAD”. The screening is on Monday, January 7th at 7:30pm at AMC Parkway Pointe, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the latest trailer for Gangster Squad in case you haven’t seen it:
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.