GANGSTER SQUAD Theatrical Released Postponed Until January to Accommodate Reshoots
Published: July 25, 2012 - 7:46am
The Ruben Fleischer directed film starring Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Emma Stone tells the story of charismatic 1940's mobster Mickey Cohen and the Los Angeles police detectives that helped take him down.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way—every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.
Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Michael Peña, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Mireille Enos, Holt McCallany, Robert Patrick, and Giovanni Ribisi. Warner Bros had originally scheduled the film for theatrical release on September 7th, 2012, but due to the recent shooting of movie goers in Aurora, Colorado, were considering delaying it's release and re-cutting a scene that features a theater shooting.
Now, word has come out that the studio is moving Gangster Squad to a January release. There's no word yet how much of the questionable theater shooting scene will be replaced -- though the latest trailer featuring the scene has already been pulled from theaters -- but talks are currently underway with the film's director to plan rewrites/reshoots options.