TOP MOVIE NEWS: THURSDAY 10 MAY.
First Trailer for Gangster Squad, Kurt Russell leaves Tarantino's Django Unchained.
Fans of L.A. Confidential, get ready to get excited. Because this must be one of the coolest-looking trailers for a City of Angels mob flick in a long time.
The year is 1949, the city Los Angeles. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show, with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. As the rather spectacular-sounding script has it: "A cop that's not for sale is like a dog with rabies… you just gotta put 'em down."
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.
Featuring a reunited Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (who were, if you remember, sizzling co-stars in Crazy Stupid Love) this looks set to be smoking, sexy and very, very slick.
KURT RUSSELL LEAVES DJANGO UNCHAINED
In less than 24 hours since news broke that Sacha Baron Cohen will no longer appear in Django Unchained, news has come in that another big name has departed Quentin Tarantino‘s next film.
Kurt Russell, who was earmarked to play villain Ace Woody in the Spaghetti Western homage, has decided to leave the project. This comes as a surprise as Russell was in fact a replacement for another star who left the movie, Kevin Costner. So far scheduling conflicts have been cited as the reasons for stars departures, except for Russell whose reasons aren’t yet known.
So, let’s recap: Kevin Costner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell have left Django Unchained. At least Jamie Foxx, Christophe Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and Tom Savini are still set to star in the picture.
Django Unchained is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on 18 January 2013.