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Video: 1940s-Era Gangster Squad Movie Trailer Features Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn... And Jay-Z?
Warner Bros. just released a trailer for The Gangster Squad, the period-set film about the LAPD trying to keep out East Coast mobsters. Sean Penn plays mafioso Mickey Cohen, while Ryan Gosling plays a cop trying to take him down. And it looks like Gosling's character falls for Cohen's girl, played by his previous on-screen romantic interest Emma Stone—what do you think the 1940s vernacular for "Hey Girl" is?
The film also stars Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, and Anthony Mackie. Check out the trailer, which includes music from... Jay-Z, who probably would have been huge amongst 1940s-era East Coast (naturally) gangsters?
The Gangster Squad will be released on October 19. And if you need some L.A. noir, read or watch L.A. Confidential.