Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Sgt. Jerry Wooters, a member of a secret group of cops charged with ending mob boss Mickey Cohen’s criminal reign over Los Angeles, in Warner Bros Pictures’ Gangster Squad. And in this interview video courtesy of WB, Gosling discusses what attracted him to the character. He also discusses the story, his character’s relationship to Emma Stone’s character, working with Stone (they also played a couple in Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Josh Brolin, and how well Gangster Squad captures the era.
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Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. 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.
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