Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 May 2015
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Lost River (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Gunman (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Magic In The Moonlight (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Brand New Gangster Squad Shots
Behind the scenes with Brolin & co

18 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: W Magazine

submit to reddit

Despite the re-shoots sparked by the Colorado cinema tragedy earlier this summer, anticipation remains high for Gangster Squad, which sees Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as the driving force behind an unconventional cop team dedicated to taking down East Coast mobsters who have surged into 1940s Los Angeles. Some frankly awesome behind the scenes shots have cropped up in W Magazine, and you can see a selection in the gallery below.

Linked via director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland)’s Twitter feed, the pics show some of the luscious production design and attention to detail going into this thing. It also demonstrates the resonant chemistry that Gosling and Emma Stone first brewed for Crazy, Stupid, Love and have continued here as Gosling’s Sgt Jerry Wooters woos Stone’s Grace Faraday, who also happens to be the main squeeze of head criminal Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn).

Based on real accounts (Brolin’s top cop John O’Mara in particular was a real man) and adapted by Will Beall from Paul Lieberman’s articles about the events, the film is a throwback in the best sense, according to Fleischer. “It’s been a while since people really fell in love with an American gangster movie,” he says. “It’s a modern take on the tradition, and hopefully a return to form.”

Though the re-shoots have possibly shifted things around, Gangster Squad is still due to arrive on January 11. Head to W’s site to see more of the pics and Fleischer’s first-hand commentary.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Activision Announces 007 Legends
UPDATE: All movies now revealed
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

More

Posted by ievolutionnorth at 10:05 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

More

Posted by ievolutionnorth at 10:05 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Great photos
I'm loving these photographs - they make a refreshing change from the usual behind-the-scenes promo shots. More

Posted by MrsG at 11:28 on 18 September 2012 | Report This Post

Reshoot due to big shoot?
I don't know why they're worrying about reshooting scenes. Everyone has forgotten about the whole "Batman massacre" just as quickly as it happened. It's just a knee jerk reaction. Like how they freaked out and shot new scenes for Bourne Identity in the wake of 9/11 because the though "there'll never be explosions in movies anymore as its all so irrelevant now." as seen they didn't put them in and the movie was a huge success and there have been immense celluloid explosions si More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 10:41 on 18 September 2012 | Report This Post

Dear Mr White, writer of this article.
Dear Mr White, writer of this article. Me thinks Crazy Sexy Love should be Crazy STUPID Love............... More

Posted by Beaulieu at 10:26 on 18 September 2012 | Report This Post

Looks good.
Why does Ryan Gosling sound like Truman Capote? More

Posted by skippy82 at 07:13 on 18 September 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)