Emma Stone (Easy A) has signed on to co-star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Gangster Squad.

Stone will star opposite Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Sean Penn (The Tree of Life), Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men), Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau), Michael Peña (Shooter), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) and Holt McCallany (Fight Club) in the Ruben Fleischer-directed period crime drama.

Synopsis: A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940’s and 50’s.

Gangster Squad is set to begin filming later this year, with a release tentatively scheduled for 2013.

Stone will next be seen in Friends With Benefits and Crazy Stupid Love, both of which hit UK cinema screens in September.

Source: Variety