Ruben Fleischer’s first foray away from the comedies we’ve seen from him so far – notably Zombieland and 30:Minutes Or Less – looks set to be very impressive. Gangster Squad, previously known as The Gangster Squad, should be one of the best films of the year, with a fantastic cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Patrick.

Pretty damn awesome. We’ve now got a brilliant new image to share with you, courtesy of the LA Times via FirstShowing, that takes a look at the eponymous squad on the streets of Los Angeles.

“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.”

We got our first official look at the film at the end of last year, with a shot of Brolin and Penn squaring off against each other, coupled with an interesting interview with the director himself.

Gangster Squad is set to be released here in the UK on 9th November, so we’ve still got a good few months to wait before it hits, but there’s every reason to expect it’s going to be worth that wait and then some. I can’t wait. Until then, here’s the new image to tie you down. As usual, click to enlarge.