Let the Punches Roll!
The great thing about watching domestic trailers and their international counterparts is that we experience new footage, more action, and usually an over all better trailer. However, this is not the case for the Ruben Fleischer directed film, Gangster Squad. Sure, the international trailer is much shorter in length, but still offers the same punch and wittiness as the domestic trailer. Good thing the release also came with several new pictures, featuring Sean Penn, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling.
There’s a lot to be said about this L.A. cop-noir. The story involves the LAPD’s relentless efforts to bring down “Jewish-Mafia” king, Meyer Harris “Mickey” Cohen (Sean Penn). The film will sculpt Mickey’s real life events as he moves from the Mafia-saturated East Coast to conquer a piece of land of his own — the West Coast. Virtually untouched. It’s the 1940s, which means Gangster Squad will be stuffed with Tommy Guns, lavish outfits, and mischievous women playing both sides of the line.
New ‘Gangster Squad’ Photos:
It’s evident from both trailers that Fleischer is aiming for different target audience than other films of its kind. With a strong supporting cast that includes today’s hardest working actors — Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, and Ryan Gosling — the film won’t have a difficult time reeling in audiences. However, what will Gangster Squad bring to the table come September 7th? The powerhouse leads — Penn, Josh Brolin, and Nick Nolte — should offer some stellar performances, that will hopefully give the cop-chasing-bad-guy theme a refreshing take.
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Despite the A-list power spewing from the cast, all eyes and ears will no doubt focus heavily on Will Beall’s screenplay. Warner Bros. hired Beall to penn the script for DC’s Justice League. If Gangster Squad delivers something more to the tired genre, he’ll put optimism in the souls of DC superhero fans everywhere. But even if the script is less than satisfactory, it’s hardly a sign that Beall’s Justice League script will suffer. Gangster Squad will be as important for Penn’s career as it is Beall’s.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, and Ryan Gosling, Gangster Squad slams into theaters September 7th, 2012.
‘Gangster Squad’ International Movie Trailer