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Gangster Squad will only hit cinemas on Sept 7th, but with high attendance figures this summer, you can expect to see a plethora of movie trailers at your blockbuster screenings – promoting a barrage of wintery Oscar contenders that may or may not exploit the use of the word ‘gritty’. Gangster Squad could be aiming for both, but with this new trailer, one thing is for sure…there isn’t nearly enough Baby Goose on show.

With only a few brief cameos, in the trailer,  can we safely assume that Gosling is not the main lead? Or are the studios playing a long-con? With a heavy star-studded cast, you could almost make the argument that the film’s casting agents did a ‘Valentines day‘ and tried to cram in as much A-list, as was financial viable. But the budget seems to be a steal at $50 Million. So if the actors aren’t getting paid that much, you’ve got to wonder why they did it? Is it Oscar bait? We’ll have to wait and see.

A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.


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