Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2) has been cast in THE GANGSTER SQUAD, reports Variety. He will play the quiet Texan LAPD officer. Bryan Cranston was previously into talks to take the part. The cast includes Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Holt McCallany. Emma Stone is in discussions to play the female lead.
The story follows the special unit set up to stop gangster Mickey Cohen from bringing East Coast crime to the West Coast.
Ruben Fleischer (ZOMBIELAND) is directing. Former cop turned screenwriter Will Beall is adapting a script from Paul Lieberman's L.A. Times series. Dan Lin and Kevin McCormick are the producers alongside co-producer Jon Silk.