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Gangster Squad poster has a B-movie vibe

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Gangster Squad has dropped a first poster onto the web, and it aims for a fetching B-movie tone with an undeniably modern sheen.

Sean Penn’s ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen rules the roost, hovering above the pack with a Tommy Gun.

Completing the main triangle are Ryan Gosling’s Jerry Wooters and Josh Brolin’s John O’Mara, a pair of maverick lawmen who are part of the titular off-the-record team.

Gosling and Brolin reappear in the poster’s flaming core, alongside their fellow law-bending LAPD officers.

Adding some femininity to the macho mix is Emma Stone, draped alluringly down the side. The ease with which she’s transformed from goofy comedienne to sultry gangster’s moll deserves appreciation.

Check out the poster in full below:

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Gangster Squad opens in the UK on 11 January 2013.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.