Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer, whose previous films include Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less. He recently debuted a number of new behind-the-scenes photos from his drama on W Magazine, offering commentary on each one. You can check out these photos featuring the cast here.
"This was our very first day of shooting. Josh Brolin plays John O-Mara, a hard-nosed cop headed into the hornet's nest-mob boss Mickey Cohen's HQ. He's trapped in an elevator with two thugs, but he fights his way out.
"One of my favorite locations: Clifton's, a real restaurant that's been in Los Angeles since the thirties. A time warp."
"It was hard to re-create vintage LA-there are so many tall buildings now. We had to go to the outer reaches of the city, to neighborhoods like Sylmar."
"A turning point for Ryan Gosling's character: A little kid gets killed by Cohen's assassins in a shoot-out. This is when he decides to get on board-as it says in the script, "the long-sleeping cop comes to life."
Gangster Squad was released January 11th, 2013 and stars Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, James Hébert, Ambyr Childers, Josh Brolin, Mick Betancourt, Mac Brandt. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.