Movie: The Gangster Squad
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Director Ruben Fleischer ("30 Minutes or Less") gathers an ensemble cast of superstar talent to tell the tale of the cops who brought down the ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen. The Brooklyn-born mob king played by Sean Penn is ruthless, unapologetic and has his gaze set on Los Angeles. With the gangster in place running the show, reaping the ill-gotten gains from evil seeds sewn, it's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street hardened cop.
Except "The Gangster Squad" aren't your every day, average set of flatfoots. The secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling) come together to shoot up the town, intimidate the baddies and tear Cohen's world apart. For extra incentive to pitch why this movie is date-worthy material, Gosling and co-star Emma Stone set the screen on fire with their white hot chemistry.
You can see for yourself in the trailer below: