Even though unforeseen and extremely tragic events pushed Gangster Squad into 2013, that doesn't detract from how much we are anticipating this film. With director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) at the helm and a star-studded cast that features the likes of Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling (just to name a few), the film would've had our attention no matter what the genre. But knowing that this is a throwback to the film noir/gangster pictures of the '40s makes it all the better.
The no-holds-barred attitude these select few LAPD detectives adopt towards Mickey Cohen (Penn) and his crew promises plenty of heated gunfights, and Fleischer's keen eye should help those shootouts sing on screen. And of course, we can't wait to see the inevitable confrontation between Brolin and Penn.