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Gangster Squad: Gosling, Penn, Brolin among crime ensemble

Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men

Story by Jack Foley

GANGSTER Squad, a new movie based on a seven-part Los Angeles Times article written by Paul Lieberman, is shaping up to become one of the most exciting new movies of the moment.

And here’s why – the cast is freakin’ awesome!

Set in the 1940s, the story focuses on how the LAPD created a unit called the Gangster Squad to keep the East Coast mafia out of the city.

Josh Brolin is starring as John O’Mara, one of the few cops not on the payroll of gangster Mickey Cohen, being portrayed by Sean Penn.

While Ryan Gosling is playing Sgt. Jerry Wooters, a good cop who loves the bachelor life.

Michael Pena has also just joined the all-star cast as an officer with a Mexican heritage who is eager to prove himself to the squad.

Gangster Squad is being produced by Dan Lin and Kevin McCormick and is based on a script by Will Beall. Ruben (Zombieland/30 Minutes or Less) Fleischer is due to direct for Warner Bros.

The film is currently scheduled for a 2013 release by Warner Bros.

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