Not Lawless. Different Film.
But you’d be forgiven for confusing the two as both are crime capers, released in the next few months, set around the turn of the 20th century and feature handsome young bucks in the lead.
But where Lawless seems a little lifeless, Gangster Squad clearly distinguishes itself is with a unique visual flair.
The recent international trailer echoes this sentiment...
Honestly, with that much ramping, I was flabbergasted discovering Ruben Fleischer, not Zach Snyder, at the helm.Fleischer is known for successful comedic efforts, Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less. Whether or not he can handle drama in similarly deft fashion remains unclear. But the presence of Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Click favourites Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (last paired in 2011’s Crazy Stupid Love) couldn’t hurt!Gangster Squad won’t whack Irish cinemas until November 9th, so there are a few months yet to see if Fleischer and co can marry some substance with all that style.