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LA Noir Gangster Squad Cast: Nolte Joins Brolin, Gosling, Penn, Mackie, Ribisi, Peña, Stone & Enos

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 9, 2011 at 8:18AM

Check out the cast of Gangster Squad. The film is set in the 1940s, where a special LAPD unit (including Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling) is tasked to fight against East Coast gangster Mickey Cohen's (Sean Penn) corrupting power over Los Angeles. Will Beall adapted the screenplay from a 2008 seven part LA Times article written by Paul Lieberman (Beall is also writing Nicolas Winding Refn's Logan's Run and Lethal Weapon 5). Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is directing the film, housed at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow; it's slated to start shooting later this year.
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Check out the cast of Gangster Squad. The film is set in the 1940s, where a special LAPD unit (including Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling) is tasked to fight against East Coast gangster Mickey Cohen's (Sean Penn) corrupting power over Los Angeles. Will Beall adapted the screenplay from a 2008 seven part LA Times article written by Paul Lieberman (Beall is also writing Nicolas Winding Refn's Logan's Run and Lethal Weapon 5). Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is directing the film, housed at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow; it's slated to start shooting later this year.

If done right--and 30 Minutes or Less lessens one's confidence in Fleischer-- this could make for a great noir double feature with L.A. Confidential.

UPDATE: Nick Nolte is joining the "sausage party" cast.

Gangster Squad just added The Killing's added Mireille Enos to its cast of Brolin, Gosling, Penn, Anthony Mackie, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Holt McCallany, Robert Patrick and Frank Grillo. Brolin plays lead cop John O'Mara, and Enos will play his pregnant wife (she's also playing Brad Pitt's wife in World War Z), Gosling is playing bachelor cop Jerry Wooters, and Stone is also in talks--his love interest again, after their Crazy, Stupid chemistry?

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.