Trailer for Gangster Squad

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

The first trailer for the period crime drama Gangster Squad has arrived. Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) the film stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and Emma Stone with the story centered on LAPD’s fight to keep the East Coast Mafia out of the city in the 40’s and 50’s. Gangster Squad does not yet have a release date but is expected out later this year.

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.