After last week’s trailer, many have been talking aboutGangster Squad, the upcoming crime drama that stars Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and more. With a great cast and a hell of a lot of action, the film has a lot going for it with some very positive buzz early on. The only downside is that when Warner Brothers initially bumped it from October, it was unclear just when the film would premiere in theaters. Now, the studio has revealed again when Gangster Squad will be released, and its actually earlier than previously expected.
Box Office Mojo reports that Warner Brothers has now set September 7th for the release of the crime drama feature. Argopreviously took up the date, which ss set for October 12th, and it should be noted that despite previous reports, this may be a bit too out of Oscar season for a contention. Then again, last year’s Warrior debuted around the same time and still nabbed an Emmy nod for Mickey Rourke (who ironically enough is in this film as well), so it’s still a possibility.
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.
Starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Nolte, Robert Patrick, and more, the film was directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).