Gangster Squad is an upcoming crime movie that revolves around Los Angeles in 1949 where a Brooklyn mob, Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn) runs the town. He makes his living by reaping the benefits of his drug operation and other illegal businesses. It seems as if Mickey Cohen was able to put policemen and politicians in his payroll which makes it hard to bring him down. Until a small, secret unit of LAPD outsiders formed by Sgt John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) decides to do something for the greater good. Gangster Squad sounds like a hard hitting action film that will truly be enjoyed by audiences. Let’s take a look at some early reviews on the trailer of Gangster Squad.
“Gangster Squad: An Upcoming Movie With A Punch
Crazy, stupid, love, indeed. “Gangster Squad” — the “L.A. Confidential”-meets-”Untouchables” crime drama that Warner Bros. still seems set to release this year — has its first trailer, which means “Crazy, Stupid, Love” fans can watch Ryan Gosling charm Emma Stone all over again.
The catch: Gosling is an LAPD officer, Stone is a moll, and Sean Penn’s Mickey Cohen would probably not think twice about killing them both.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), “Gangster Squad” — which is based onPaul Lieberman’s seven-part Los Angeles Times series “Tales From The Gangster Squad” — was initially locked into an October release date, but was moved to “TBD” in favor of Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” Still, discounting this one as anything other than an early Oscar player seems foolish. In addition to Penn (seemingly using Leonardo DiCaprio’s leftover makeup from “J. Edgar”), Gosling and Stone, the cast includes Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick and Nick Nolte. That’s a great roster and all, but let’s focus back on Gosling and Stone.”
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Another early review on the trailer of Gangster Squad is brought to us by Matt Holmes
“Gangster Squad: An Addition To Classic Movie Genres
Warner Bros are about to embark on a resurgence of the period gangster movie, the genre that the studio was built on in the 30′s and 40′s. The playground that James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson played in so regularly and to so much success with classic movies like “White Heat” and “Angels With Dirty Faces” among dozens of others.
They have several scripts in development right now for tommy gunn filled rat-a-tat-tat movies, including one intriguing prospect of a movie trilogy about the life of the notorious Al Capone that would star Tom Hardy for Harry Potter director David Yates. But that movie, as well as others they are plotting, will probably be dependent on the success of their first period gangster out of the blocks, “Gangster Squad”.
The forthcoming movie is based on Paul Lieberman’s series of articles in the L.A. Times some years ago concerning the ‘off-the-record’ and questionable L.A.P.D. of the 1940′s and their influence from the East Coast Mafia. The heart of the movie is their chase against gangster Mickey Cohen, a violent muscle man for Chicago’s notorious criminal Al Capone.”
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Gangster Squad is going to be released in cinemas on September 7th 2012 and is directed by Ruben Fleischer
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