Here’s The Slick And Sleek Trailer For “Gangster Squad”

I can’t tell if director Ruben Fleischer is a bigger fan of LA Confidential or The Untouchables, but Gangster Squad seems like a mash up of both of those classic gangster films. Fleischer (who also directed Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less) seems to be making a move away from the high concept films he’s known for and more toward prestige pics with this one.

The film, which features an all star cast of Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn, details the Los Angeles’ Police Department’s fight to keep the East Coast mafia out of LA in the 40s and 50s. I think this is definitely a well cut trailer. Let’s hope the film lives up to expectations.

Gangster Squad opens on October 19th, 2012.


John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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