The film, which tells the story of the LAPD trying to keep the East Coast mafia out of Los Angeles during the 40s and 50s, has been reported to have scenes of a shooting inside a movie theater. Some pundits have speculated if the move is truly based on the tragedy or was it a sign of the lack of faith in the project.
On the Oscar front, this opens things up a bit, especially for Ryan Gosling who also has starring roles in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives later this year. Gangster Squad also co-stars Emma Stone (Easy A), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Nick Nolte (Warrior), and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar).
The film is now scheduled to open January 11, 2013.
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