Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad continues its madly desperate attempts to make you fall in love with it sight unseen, compiling an impressive list of attractively awesome things that’s like the film equivalent of a too-good-to-be-true Facebook profile. It’s latest bid for your premature devotion: The addition of Emma Stone as the “sharp-tongued siren” who gets involved in a love triangle between Ryan Gosling’s LAPD detective and Sean Penn’s Mickey Cohen—who is definitely too old to be thinking about Emma Stone that way, far more so than a lot of us other dudes out here, which should only make his comeuppance all the more vicariously satisfying. According to Variety, Stone is currently in negotiations to rejoin her Zombieland director and her Crazy Stupid Love co-star, as well as a supporting cast that already includes Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, and Michael Pena—though not, unfortunately, Bryan Cranston as previously suggested. Still, even without Cranston, Gangster Squad is doing everything short of posting duckface cleavage photos and taking “What’s Your Favorite Sex Position?” quizzes to get you to ask it out. No need to try so hard, baby. We’re interested.
Emma Stone might land a role in “Gangster Squad”. The actress, who plays opposite Ryan Gosling in soon-to-be-released romcom “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”, reportedly got along so well with him that he offered her to reunite with him in the crime movie.
“From your lips to God’s ears! But I don’t think anything is official yet,” director Ruben Fleischer said of the rumor when being asked by Celebuzz at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. When talking about the progress of the movie, he said, “We are in pre-production.”
“Gangstar Squad” is set in a chaotic and corrupt Los Angeles where gangsters are brazenly engaged in shootouts and drive-by shootings. To keep East Coast Mafia out of the city, LAPD formed an anti squad. Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Michael Pena are confirmed to join Gosling in the cast ensemble.
While moviegoers have to wait at least until 2012 to see the gangster movie in theaters, it won’t be long for them to watch Gosling in his romantic comedy. The movie about the “Blue Valentine” actor dealing with marriage problems will arrive in the U.S. on July 29.