Warner Bros. have announced a new gangster film called 'Gangster Squad' that traces the story of an LA mobster by the name of Micky Cohen. 'Zombieland' director Ruben Fleischer will head up this one and Deadline have revealed that Warner Bros. want Sean Penn to play lead male Micky Cohen. Ryan Gosling is also in line for a role as one of the cops trying to take Cohen down.
It seems rather strange to me that Penn be first choice for a lead in a serious gangster film. He's never really struck me a the gangster type and I think there are plenty of other Hollywood actors who could have filled the role and been more effective. The film however sounds like a interesting story and will probably be worth a watch when it is released. The pre-release material such as the trailer will make or break this one.
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