-The film features a lot of reunions: Josh Brolin and Sean Penn worked together on Milk (on top of knowing each other since they were kids, while Anthony Mackie and Ryan Gosling worked together in Half Nelson, Mackie and Michael Pena worked together on Million Dollar Baby, and director Ruben Fleischer’s first movie starred Emma Stone. Which must help with an ensemble film.
-Ryan Gosling is press shy: This is the second set visit we’ve done to a Gosling movie, and it’s the second time he hasn’t wanted to talk to press while obviously being there. Not that we hold it against him.
2013 – The Gangster Squad > Behind the scenes > Official BTS – W Magazine