Ryan Gosling – Gangster Squad Interview – Canada’s own Ryan Gosling says he had a great time recreating the 1940s Hollywood crime scene in his new action-packed drama, Gangster Squad. Gosling plays a cop who joins a secret squad of other policemen who try to bring down notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn).
Tribute.ca spoke with Ryan about his love for gangster films, the responsibility he felt playing a guy based on real person, getting a rash from the costumes and wanting his face on a mug courtesy of Tim Hortons.
Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show under the protection of paid-off police officers and politicians.
Intimidation is key in Cohen’s world, but a secret LAPD team, led by John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) are ready to tear Cohen’s operation apart.
Based on the book by Paul Lieberman.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Robert Patrick, Mireille Enos
In Theatres: January 11, 2013
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Interview by Bonnie Laufer Krebs – © Tribute Entertainment Media Group