Warner Bros' Project 'Tales from the Gangster Squad' is Back?

June 29, 2010
Source: LA Times

Tales from the Gangster Squad

It looks like there's quite the resurgence of crime thrillers/gangster based features gaining steam in the film industry lately. Just last week we heard in the same day that films following iconic mobsters like John Gotti and Pretty Boy Floyd were in the works, and now 24 Frames reports "momentum" on a Warner Bros action ensemble project called Tales from the Gangster Squad. The 1940's set story follows an LAPD unit set up to fend off the growing influence of the East Coast Mafia in the city. The true story is based on a series of LA Times articles from Paul Lieberman which chronicle the mayhem, deception and, of course, the action.

Apparently Will Beall, a rising star in the screenwriting world was recently been brought in to write Tales from the Gangster Squad and actually just finished the first draft of the script. Beall just had his novel L.A. Rex get optioned by Scott Rudin and, in turn, adapted the script himself. Warner Bros idea is to make this a vehicle for quite an impressive ensemble cast much like its Best Picture winning crime movie The Departed, but right now no talent is yet attached in front of or behind the camera. Since I wasn't thoroughly impressed by Public Enemies last year, I'd say we're due for a really good gangster flick. What do you guys think?

Find more posts: Movie News, Opinions

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 1 Comment


what if some of the articles are one sided or missleading? Yeah. this is gonna be the next big thing. Mobsters and old cop stories for the next 10 years. I bet.

Eli on Jun 30, 2010

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.




Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly