Josh Brolin Joins Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in 'Gangster Squad' Talks


Josh Brolin Joins Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in 'Gangster Squad' Talks


Penn is close to strike a deal to star as mobster Mickey Cohen, and with his participation, the other offers for Gosling and Brolin are expected to fall into place.

Late last month, it was reported that Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling were extended offers by Warner Bros to star in "Tales from the Gangster Squad". The story is strengthened today with the announcement that these two have had negotiations with the studio and may star opposite Josh Brolin who is newly-added to the equation.

The potentially star-studded movie is based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles which put the scope on the life of mobster Mickey Cohen, the role which could be Penn's. Gosling and Brolin, according to Deadline, are in talks to play two cops assigned to bring him down when the gangster's penchant for violence leaves the blood of innocents on the street.

Sources told Variety that Penn had gone back and forth about the role and at one point passed it for the favor of Kurt Johnstad-scripted drama "The Last Photograph". If this negotiation goes through, then production will start as scheduled in fall with "Zombieland" helmer Ruben Fleischer taking the director's seat.

© AceShowbiz.com


More Tales from the Gangster Squad News

MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spotted on Rare Outing With Their Kids
  2. Does Sebastian Stan Tease His Return as Winter Soldier in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
  3. Sasheer Zamata Quits 'SNL' After Four Seasons
  4. Mariah Carey Flashes Skimpy Thong at Dinner With Twins Moroccan and Monroe
  5. Angelina Jolie Is Ready to Move Into New $25M Mansion After Brad Pitt Split
  6. 'Titanic' Director Is Sued by the 'Real' Jack Dawson
  7. Russell Wilson Calls Himself 'Papa' in Sweet Birthday Message for Ciara's Son Future Jr.
  8. Stone-Faced Kanye West Steps Out for Dinner Without Kim Kardashian Amid Split Rumors
  9. 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel 'Here We Go Again!' Is in the Works
  10. Jennifer Lawrence Flashes Nipples and Thong in Sheer Dress

CELEBS PHOTO