Watch: First Featurette for 'Gangster Squad' is for a New Generation

November 29, 2012
Source: Apple

Gangster Squad

Despite the delay from September to January, we still have high hopes that the crime drama Gangster Squad will be a solid entry in the drama. It looks to have a very retro feel to the crime era and maybe even films of the 40s and 50s, albeit with a contemporary edge. Though it would have been nice to see the film shake a stick at this awards season, this is already a very competitive year, so maybe the January release works out a little better for Ruben Fleischer's first action drama starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and more. Now a featurette looks at the project and calls it a gangster film for a new generation.

Here's the first featurette for Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad originally from Apple:

The LAPD fights to keep the East Coast Mafia, run by Mickey Cohen, out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. Gangster Squad is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) from a screenplay written by Will Beall ("Castle"), based on Paul Lieberman's book. The cast includes Sean Penn as mobster Mickey Cohen, along with Brolin, Gosling, Peña, Patrick, Mackie, plus Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Frank Grillo and Mireille Enos. Quite an awesome cast. The film shot late last year around Los Angeles, and Warner Bros will send the film to theaters on January 11th, 2013. You still excited?

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I don't care how cliche'd this might end up being... I love me some pulpy action.

Ray Hartley on Nov 29, 2012


Blasphemy!How dare they compare themselves with The Godfather ! Otherwise looks like a fun movie in a pulp fiction sort of way.Just hoping it won't be ruined with a too contemporary soundtrack.It would ruin the feel of the period. If it's in the vain of The Boardwalk Empire it'll be good.

ChipChippersonRules! on Nov 30, 2012


The Godfather is bloated over-rated made-up-mafia garbage. Much has been written about how wrong they got it. I'm not sure why people like it, or feel sympathetic to those parasites.

Carpola on Nov 30, 2012


The whole infatuation with the criminal element in the movies and real life is really interesting.The Godfather as a movie is a masterpiece.Real mafia...well I am not in it so what do I know ...

Jedi are all douchebags on Nov 30, 2012


he he he. Fair enough.

Carpola on Nov 30, 2012


I seriously can't wait for this! Penn gives me chills when he talks, looks like he's delivering a fantastic peformance.

Danimal on Nov 30, 2012

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