Gangster-Squad-Character-Banner-Emma-StoneGangster Squad sees Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) make his first foray into drama, having made such a brilliant name for himself in comedy with his first two films, Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less.

Assembling another fantastic cast, led by Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, and Sean Penn, the film is set for release in just over a month’s time on 11th January, and we can’t wait for its arrival.

The official first trailer was re-launched back in October, and most recently, we caught a great new set of character posters, and now Warner Bros. have released a new featurette, taking us behind the scenes and teasing us with how awesome this is going to be.

“Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean 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 (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.”

Gosling, Stone, Penn, and Brolin star alongside a terrific cast, headed up by Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, and Robert Patrick.

Fleischer (Zombieland) is directing from a script by Will Beall (Castle, the upcoming Justice League movie), based on Paul Lieberman’s original seven-part article in the LA Times.

The film was originally to be released back in September, and was coming in as a strong awards contender, but following the shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in the summer, the studio decided to re-write and -film a scene that they felt was similar to the real-life events, which thus pushed its release back to January.

Gangster Squad is set for release in the UK and US on 11th January, 2013, which is a date that really can’t come fast enough. For now, here’s the great little featurette to keep your anticipation on high.

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