Today's Hot Trailer: Gangster Squad Returns in a Blaze of Leaded Glory
10.13.12 by Ryan
The gang's all here. Again.
Were it not for the senseless and tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, this past July, the upcoming mobster movie Gangster Squad would have already been released, but a scene depicting mobsters firing into a movie theater audience prompted Warner Bros. to delay the movie instead, putting screenwriter Will Beall to work coming up with a new ending. The time away was apparently a good thing for Gangster Squad, which has returned with its most effective trailer to date.
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Based on a LA Times article written by Paul Lieberman titled "Tales From the Gangster Squad", the movie stars Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin as the leaders of a 1940s police task force — which includes Michael Pena (30 Minutes or Less), Robert Patrick (Flags of Our Fathers), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband) — created to take down East Coast mobsters like Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Most of Gangster Squad's August reshoots concerned changing the movie's ending, using L.A.'s Chinatown as the new location for the movie's finale, and part of those reshoots can now be seen in latest trailer below.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less), Gangster Squad co-stars Emma Stone and Nick Nolte.