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It's Sean Penn versus everyone in this new trailer for Gangster Squad

Oct. 11, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Ruben Fleischer's GANGSTER SQUAD pulls out all the stops. If the cast doesn't immediately get your attention, then the trailers are there to give the one-two punch.

We've already had two previous trailers for the film, and as for this latest one, it basically serves as a reminder. A reminder of what exactly? How potentially awesome this thing might be. I'm a sucker for any mobster/gangster type films. I really wish there were more out there. The lives of mobsters are just sort of fascinating to me.

There's some new footage here for you to feast your eyes on. My fellow editor, Paul and I were just discussing how the focus of the trailer seems to be more on Ryan Gosling than Sean Penn this time, and deciding who is the real star of this thing--- Brolin or Gosling? For good measure, they've added more Emma Stone. Not that I would imagine anyone complaining about that.

Enjoy the trailer below.

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.

Source: Apple Trailers

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5:44PM on 10/12/2012
Sean Penn can go blow Hugo Chavez.

Oh wait, he already is...
Sean Penn can go blow Hugo Chavez.

Oh wait, he already is...
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1:06PM on 10/12/2012

Looks great but

the January release date has me worried. That's a dump period in Hollywood.
the January release date has me worried. That's a dump period in Hollywood.
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5:50AM on 10/12/2012
this just has that WOW factor, you just now this will be a good flick
and what a great cast...
this just has that WOW factor, you just now this will be a good flick
and what a great cast...
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1:51AM on 10/12/2012
he's back! sean penn is back! and he's not retarded OR kissing any fucking guys! boooom muthafucka!
aka BAMF: the movie.
he's back! sean penn is back! and he's not retarded OR kissing any fucking guys! boooom muthafucka!
aka BAMF: the movie.
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1:38AM on 10/12/2012

The Untouchables 2

Let's do this.
Let's do this.
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11:36PM on 10/11/2012
That looked fantastic! Very stylish and cool!
That looked fantastic! Very stylish and cool!
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11:31PM on 10/11/2012
I'm just glad this movie's making it out. A shame with the re-edit, but I understand why.
I'm just glad this movie's making it out. A shame with the re-edit, but I understand why.
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9:02PM on 10/11/2012
Still looks awesome but still disappointed about the ending being changed.
Still looks awesome but still disappointed about the ending being changed.
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8:58PM on 10/11/2012
I can't be the only one who was reminded nonstop of The Untouchables during this trailer. As it stands, this looks pretty generic and except for my man crush on Gosling and the time period, I'd have little interest in it.
I can't be the only one who was reminded nonstop of The Untouchables during this trailer. As it stands, this looks pretty generic and except for my man crush on Gosling and the time period, I'd have little interest in it.
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11:29PM on 10/11/2012
I'd argue likely the Hat Squad had a lot more in common with the movie/TV versions of The Untouchables than the real Untouchables did. Sure, Capone was a bad dude, but real accounts don't point to much warring going on between him and Eliot Ness.
I'd argue likely the Hat Squad had a lot more in common with the movie/TV versions of The Untouchables than the real Untouchables did. Sure, Capone was a bad dude, but real accounts don't point to much warring going on between him and Eliot Ness.