Anthony Mackie appears in ‘Gangster Squad’ promo poster, trailer

Posted on May 9, 2012 /Film

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We get a first look at Anthony Mackie in the long awaited 1940s set Gangster Squad. Although he’s not given top billing (or any lines in the newly released trailer), Mackie is featured prominently in the new promo poster.

Mackie stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena and Sean Penn in the true story of LAPD cops who assemble a black ops-type group to fend off the rise of East coast gangsters. The synopsis:

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. “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.

Anthony Mackie in 'Gangster Squad'

Gangster Squad is scheduled to be released in the UK on November 9. No US release date has been set.

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