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Josh Brolin Joins Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in 'Gangster Squad' Talks

April 22, 2011 (2:08 am) GMT
Penn is close to strike a deal to star as mobster Mickey Cohen, and with his participation, the other offers for Gosling and Brolin are expected to fall into place.

Late last month, it was reported that and were extended offers by Warner Bros to star in "Tales from the Gangster Squad". The story is strengthened today with the announcement that these two have had negotiations with the studio and may star opposite who is newly-added to the equation.

The potentially star-studded movie is based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles which put the scope on the life of mobster Mickey Cohen, the role which could be Penn's. Gosling and Brolin, according to Deadline, are in talks to play two cops assigned to bring him down when the gangster's penchant for violence leaves the blood of innocents on the street.

Sources told Variety that Penn had gone back and forth about the role and at one point passed it for the favor of Kurt Johnstad-scripted drama "". If this negotiation goes through, then production will start as scheduled in fall with "" helmer Ruben Fleischer taking the director's seat.

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