Gangster Squad – Trailer11.05.12 # News # One Comment
Reheated Untouchables or the next L.A. Confidential? That’s the question hovering over Gangster Squad, the new movie backed by the original home of the gangland thriller, Warner Bros., and directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer. The new trailer suggests the latter, with its stylish, all-star, no expenses-spared action elevating anticipation levels as high as a kite on a windy day.
Gangster Squad is based on a true-life tale of 1940s crime war, and stars Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen, an East Coast kingpin now causing bedlam out in Los Angeles. Ranged against him is an elite unit of fedora-sporting, gun-toting hard-nuts, including Josh Brolin’s O’Mara, Ryan Gosling’s Wooters, and Giovanni Ribisi’s tiny li’l moustache.
The trailer is slick, to say the least, with it being a pleasure to see Penn cast as the heel, and Nick Nolte rasping like a chain-smoking rhino who’s swallowed a hornet’s nest. Check it out for yourself below, and you can see Gangster Squad in your local fleapit from 12 October in the US, and 9 November in the UK.