Set Photos from The Gangster Squad Featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
09.22.11 by Ryan
It's become rather commonplace for a "spy" set photos to arrive online for movies in production, though usually it's for a highly-anticipated comic book adaptation like The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers. However, set photos were also recently revealed for the adaptation of the complicated sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas as shooting began in Glasgow, Scotland.
The latest movie to be the recipient of "spy" photos is Warner Bros.' adaptation of Gangster Squad, which follows Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin as two Los Angeles police officers who lead a special task force assigned to keep East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (played by Sean Penn) out of the city. Gosling is one of the subjects of the set photos, along with Emma Stone, who plays a "sharp-tongued siren" caught in a love triangle between Gosling and Penn. Several websites (Celebrity-Gossip and Celebuzz) caught the pair as they shot a couple scenes at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles.
Production on Gangster Squad began earlier this month, with director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) at the helm while the movie shoots around Los Angeles. When they announced the start of principal photography, Warners also released the official synopsis for Gangster Squad.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (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 (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.
Gosling and Brolin won't be fighting alone. The rest of the Squad is comprised of Robert Patrick (Flags of Our Fathers) as deadly cop Officer Max Kennard; Michael Pena (30 Minutes or Less) as Kennard's over-eager sidekick, Navidad Ramirez; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as switchblade-wielding cop Coleman Harris; and Giovanni Ribisi as electronics expert Conway Keeler. Frank Grillo (Warrior) co-stars as a Chicago gangster named Ragan, and Mireille Enos (AMC's The Killing) plays Brolin's wife. Nick Nolte was recently cast as chief of police Bill Parker, who puts the squad together.
Based on The LA Times's seven-part series of articles titled "Tales from the Gangster Squad" from writer Paul Lieberman, Gangster Squad was written by former LAPD officer and Castle writer Will Beall. The movie currently has no release date.