The first trailer for Gangster Squad was released May 9 starring Sean Penn as gangster Mickey Cohen, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as members of the Los Angeles police force assigned to bring him down.
Set in the 1940s and ‘50s, the true crime drama tells the story of the infamous East Coast mobster taking control of the drugs, gambling, guns and prostitute rings of California. Through intimidation, Cohen has police and political protection, until a secret group of cops wage a war without badges.
The cast also includes Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man), Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar). It is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).
The footage depicts the classic raids and machine gun battles of these period films but stands out visually and shows top-notch actors delivering lines like, "A cop that's not for sale is like a dog with rabies -- you just got to put them down."
Gangster Squad hits theaters in October in European markets and rolls out November 7 in France, the UK and Australia with more to follow.