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Gangster Squad Trailer Arrives
Brolin & Gosling crack down on crime

10 May 2012  |  Written by James White  

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There have been pictures and stories, but until now we haven’t gotten a good look at Ruben Fleischer’s new, 1940s-set crime thriller Gangster Squad. The trailer has finally arrived and you can take a gander below.

 

Gangster Squad stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn in the based-in-truth tale of a hard nut cadre of LAPD cops formed to tackle an influx of gangsters from the East Coast led by Penn’s Mickey Cohen.

With the crime lords sweeping through the Southland bringing drugs, guns, prostitution and corruption in their wake, the Los Angeles cops faced more problems with bribery and fraud than ever before. So chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte) assigns Brolin’s John O’Mara to recruit some honest officers to lead the assault on Cohen’s criminals. Their one big advantage? They were going in with all guns blazing, and without worrying about arresting anyone. Gosling is Jerry Wooters, one of the early recruits, who investigates Cohen and falls for his girlfriend, Grace Faraday (Stone). It’ll be a dangerous infatuation…

Though Gangster Squad losing its US release date and floating around the schedule worried us, this trailer is a definite reassurance that the movie could be something special. Zombieland man Fleischer looks to have delivered a stylish, unflinching little tale of tough cops and scheming mobsters. The film is currently set for a November 9 release over here, but that may change depending on what happens across the pond.


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RE: uninviting
"try holding a 12 gauge in one hand and shooting someone in the face with it without it moving" Errmm.. Can't say that I've tried it. Have you?!! More

Posted by Paddy100 at 12:24 on 16 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks like flashy fun
Like the look of this certainly getting an untouchables vibe. Not too keen on the music but as noted it won't be in the film (like the shitty metal they used on the America .).The bit where Gosling catches the shotgun is very cool though More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 21:46 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks like flashy fun
looks really good - definately one to watch. the choice of Jay z for the music does seem a bit strange though. also i hope the actual movie isn't as dark as the trailer was. More

Posted by buffster28 at 20:18 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks like flashy fun
looks really good - definately one to watch - the choice of Jay z for the trailer does seem a bit strange though. also i hope the films not as dark as the trailer seemed to be. More

Posted by buffster28 at 20:17 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Untouchable
L: danclay77 All I'm saying is that this kind of story (renegade cops taking down a gang boss) has been done much better in the above film so unless the second trailer improves on this one I'll only go to envy Ryan Gosling as I do every time I see him on screen! :D] Fair do’s. As I’m at work I’ve only been able to watch this without sound. Looks decent enough but I hear the music is god awful on the trailer. Hope it turns out good though, as I do enjoy dapper gents tearing More

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L: danclay77 What's this going to add that The Untouchables didn't? ther than a different city, different story, different period and different characters... not a lot I should think. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 15:30 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmmmm
L: danclay77 Well I could do without the crap hip-hop soundtrack and overblown star names, but apart from Brolin and Gosling this looks a little over cooked. What's this going to add that The Untouchables didn't? Well, The Untouchables was set in Chicago during the 1920s during Prohibition and Al Capone's reign. This is set in LA in the 1950s during the rise of the Mafia.... So.... quite a lot. More

Posted by Timon at 15:03 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmmmm
L: danclay77 Well I could do without the crap hip-hop soundtrack and overblown star names, but apart from Brolin and Gosling this looks a little over cooked. What's this going to add that The Untouchables didn't? greed. You gotta love the Untouchables. Classy cheese. This film will take my money, but only because of Brolin and Gosling. ALL the others I could do without in a big way. I will admit to loving the scene in the trailer where they blast through and then walk though the More

Posted by dolfinack at 12:31 on 10 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmmmm
L: danclay77 Well I could do without the crap hip-hop soundtrack and overblown star names, but apart from Brolin and Gosling this looks a little over cooked. What's this going to add that The Untouchables didn't? eah - the trailer wasn't great. I imagine it's going to the the polar opposite to The Untouchables. I imagine (from the tone of the trailer and brief look at the performances) that it's going to be a fun, silly movie. Not comedic, but hammed up and exaggerated. I suspect tha More

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