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Trailer Watch: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad

Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less, has taken a break from comedies and made what looks like an absolutely kick-ass crime drama, chock full of really strong actors: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn.

Here’s the synopsis:

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (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 (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. Gangster Squad is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

I liked (not loved) Fleischers earlier films, but this looks fantastic. The tone, the look, and the cinematography are all much more distinctive than either of his previous efforts. The film was previously slated for October 12, 2012, but was bumped by Argo, Ben Affleck’s next flick. There’s no official release date at the moment.

Apple has the trailer in HD, if you want to see it all big and stuff.

Trailer Watch: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy theatrical trailer

This is my most anticipated, must-see movie of 2011′s Oscarbait season:

If you haven’t been keeping track of this movie, be sure to watch the earlier international and (domestic) teaser trailers I’ve posed before.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is based on the John LeCarré novel. Adapted for the screen by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, and directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), this $30 million film version boasts an incredible cast, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, and John Hurt.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy hits theaters (in the US) on December 9th. It opens in the UK next weekend, on September 16th.