The director behind Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less is back with a star-studded gangster pic. Ruben Fleischer has rounded up Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, and Sean Penn to helm Gangster Squad. And here’s what it’s about:
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. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.
Yeah, from the looks of this trailer Gangster Squad is going to be one entertaining movie that cannot be missed. Unfortunately we have to wait for October 19 to roll around before we can see it. Perhaps these next two summer movies will hold you over until then… jump after the break!
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade (Moss from The IT Crowd!) have joined forces with director Akiva Schaffer (one-third of The Lonely Island) and writers Jared Stern, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Justin Theroux to make The Watch. It’s an R-rated comedy that features this ragtag team of “suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines [who] find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.” Yup. Releases July 27. The red-band trailer sits above.
Last, here’s a new trailer for the upcoming Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. Out August 3.
Update (5/11): Today Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the upcoming Jay Roach directed comedy The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as political rivals in a race for Congress in a North Carolina district. The accent Galifianakis came up with for his character Marty Huggins pushes me over the edge. The funny flies August 10.