GANGSTER SQUAD is an upcoming crime drama film directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and written by Will Beall, about 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, Blue Valentine) as the LAPD’s Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters; Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) as real-life mobster Mickey Cohen; and Emma Stone as Grace Faraday, Cohen’s moll and the object of Wooters’ attention.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (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 (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.
The first trailer for GANGSTER SQUAD was released on May 9, 2012. In the wake of the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, the trailer was pulled from running before films and airing on television, and removed from Apple’s trailer site and YouTube due to a scene in which characters shoot submachine guns at moviegoers through the screen of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
- via Apple