‘The Gangster Squad’ Replaces Bryan Cranston with Robert Patrick

The actor replaces Bryan Cranston who recently dropped out of the LAPD project.

Robert Patrick replaces Bryan Cranston in The Gangster Squad
Robert Patrick replaces Bryan Cranston in The Gangster Squad
Warner Bros. new crime drama The Gangster Squad has added actor Robert Patrick to the cast.

We reported a month ago that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston joined the cast, although he has dropped out of the project since then. Robert Patrick is taking his place, portraying Max Kennard, an ambitious LAPD officer who originally hails from Texas.

Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less, Zombieland) is directing from a screenplay by Will Beall, which is based on a seven-part article series in The Los Angeles Times. The story centers on a high-profile unit of the LAPD in the 1940s, whose mission is to rid the streets of East Coast gangster elements.

It isn't known when production will begin on The Gangster Squad.

Gangster Squad was released January 11th, 2013 and stars Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, James HĂ©bert, Ambyr Childers, Josh Brolin, Mick Betancourt, Mac Brandt. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (8)

  1. skywise

    This is a good recast. Patrick is an under rated actor but I loved him in The Unit.

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  2. renodc

    I would have loved to have seen Cransten in this, but Robert Patrick is a great replacement. I've always felt he's been under appreciated as an actor.
    It wouldn't suprise me if Cransten dropped out due to his schedule. If you look at his work load for the next year, he's got an extremely full plate. Would have rather seen him drop out of Total Recall than this project.

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  3. SherlockHolmes2009

    Definetly a good choice. Sad to say Cransten go but Robert will do the role greatly

    4 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  4. RojoDiablo

    Solid replacement but hate to see Cranston go.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  5. ejk1

    I just want to know why Cranston pulled out of the film.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    O_O...I can't tell if it's bad news or good because both are awesome choices. Either way, nice choice

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. K.Guy

    Loving that cast! Patrick would be great!

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  8. Jimthar

    that is one HELLUVA cast. i'm definately watching this.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

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