The first trailer for the Gangster Squad, indicates that the movie will be a gritty, action-packed thrill ride of a period piece.
Sean Penn seems like he was made to play the role of the notorious gangster, Mickey Cohen as he projects all the right characteristics. Raised on the East Coast, the ruthless mobster moved to Los Angeles and created his empire through blood. Over time he began to think of himself as God.
In the 1950s a small, secret crew of LAPD officers were tasked to take back the city by any means necessary. Gangster Squad chronicles their war. Based on the book “Gangster Squad: Undercover Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles” by Paul Lieberman, it tells the story of two cops, who became obsessed with the Squad’s priority target, Mickey Cohen.
Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin; Gangster Squad comes out October 19th, 2012.
Gangster Squad Trailer