An Untouchables for a new generation?
After a delayed release and reshoots necessitated by the Dark Knight Rises cinema massacre, we finally have a first featurette from Gangster Squad. The Untouchables and The Godfather are both name checked within so there is certainly no shortage of ambition. Whether it reaches those heady heights remains to be seen but with an impressive cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Nick Nolte, the omens are strong.
Penn plays the real life Brooklyn-born mob boss Mickey Cohen, who runs the liquor, prostitution and gambling in LA. He controls the politicians and most of the police, except for a small crew of dedicated officers led by Brolin, who vow to take on his empire.
Gangster Squad takes on the UK from 10th January