Josh Brolin Joining Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in 'Gangster Squad'

April 21, 2011
Source: Deadline

Josh Brolin

At the end of March we learned that Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn might be facing off in the gestating crime drama Gangster Squad at Warner Bros. However, when word came that Penn was going to star in The Last Photograph, it was said that he had turned down the offer to play infamous gangster Micky Cohen in the film. However, Deadline says the two actors have indeed entered negotiations to star in the film, and Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) will join them. With Penn taking the criminal role, Brolin and Gosling will play two cops assigned to bring him down when his crimes leave blood on the streets.

This won't be the first time Brolin was involved with a big time gangster as he also played a cop in American Gangster. The detailed story of the pursuit of Cohen and other gangster squad exploits were chronicled in a series of LA Times articles from Paul Lieberman which has been adapted for the big screen by former South Central police officer turned novelist Will Beall (whose novel L.A. Rex has already been optioned for a movie). With a cast like this and a promising filmmaker like Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) in the director's chair, this sounds like one hell of a project to keep an eye on. What do you think?

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  • junebug
    Totally just wet my pants a little. So excited!




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