Sean Penn And Ryan Gosling Sounded Out For Gangster Squad

March 31, 2011 by  
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Penn300Warner Bros’ lastest mob story Gangster Squad has been given the go-ahead, and Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling have reportedly been offered roles in the film.

Gangster Squad is the story of Mickey Cohen, who started out as an enforcer in Chicago and ended up a mob kingpin in Los Angeles before going the way of so many gangsters and getting arrested for tax evasion.

It will be directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleishler and based on an article by Paul Lieberman called ‘Tales from the Gangster Squad’ which deals with the true story of a task force charged with pinning down Cohen. The script has been written by Will Beall.

However, much of this is yet to be confirmed so everything – including the title – could well change.

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