Mireille Enos (AMC’s The Killing) is in talks to star in Gangster Squad. THR reports that Enos would play Josh Brolin’s wife in this period crime movie being made by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Emma Stone is also in talks for the same role.
The film is being directed by Ruben Fleischer based on a script written by Will Beall, a former Los Angeles Police officer. Sean Penn will play Mickey Cohen, and Ryan Gosling and Brolin as members of the elite cop squad that are after him in 1949 Los Angeles. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena, Giovanni Ribisi and Bryan Cranston.
The film is based on the series of articles over at the LA Times written by Paul Lieberman back in 2008. The articles examine an LAPD unit that's set up in the 1940s to fend off the growing influence of the East Coast Mafia in the city. The police group ended up becoming very powerful, and the battles with the Mafia escalated, leading to mayhem and betrayals. The LAPD unit was a secret "off the record" police task force who went after Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen, a high-profile gangster who was a member of the "Jewish Mafia".
I think that Enos would be a great choice for this role. Stone would be awesome too, but I would love to see Enos in more feature film roles. What are your thoughts on this news?