Gangster Squad poster has a B-movie vibe

Penn! Gosling! Brolin! Stone! Flames!

Gangster Squad has dropped a first poster onto the web, and it aims for a fetching B-movie tone with an undeniably modern sheen.

Sean Penn’s ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen rules the roost, hovering above the pack with a Tommy Gun.

Completing the main triangle are Ryan Gosling’s Jerry Wooters and Josh Brolin’s John O’Mara, a pair of maverick lawmen who are part of the titular off-the-record team.

Gosling and Brolin reappear in the poster’s flaming core, alongside their fellow law-bending LAPD officers.

Adding some femininity to the macho mix is Emma Stone, draped alluringly down the side. The ease with which she’s transformed from goofy comedienne to sultry gangster’s moll deserves appreciation.

Check out the poster in full below:

[Click on the poster to see it in hi-res]

Gangster Squad opens in the UK on 11 January 2013.

Reckon Gangster Squad will chase away the winter blues? Leave your thoughts below…


    • Ali1748

      Oct 11th 2012, 10:10

      It's ashame that Gangster Squad has now been trimmed of an epic shootout because of the Batman shootings. There was going to be a cool scene in the grauman's chinese theatre but that was pulled after that lunatic decided to shoot up the Batman screening.

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    • FBSDeMorgan

      Oct 11th 2012, 10:16

      I thought it was impossible to have a character smoking on any advertising these days! I notice the cigarette is cropped so I guess that's how it snuck through. Cool poster though although I might have preferred it if it had a more Drew Struzan feel to it.

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