The hunt for notorious gangster Mickey Cohen just got a new hunter.
Michael Pena is the latest recruit to "Gangster Squad," a chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep the mafia out of the City of Angels during the 1940s, according to Heat Vision.
Pena joins Josh Brolin as John O'Mara, one of the few L.A. cops not on the take, and Ryan Gosling as Jerry Wooters, a good cop who loves the bachelor life (natch).
The main target of the Gangster Squad is Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), a charismatic but completely cuckoo boxer-turned-mobster whose penchant for random violence has gotten completely out of hand.
Michael Pena is a professional scene-stealer whose impressive credits include "World Trade Center," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Observe and Report." He recently appeared in both "Battle: Los Angeles" and "The Lincoln Lawyer" and will next be seen in "30 Minutes or Less" with his "Eastbound and Down" pal, Danny McBride.
"Gangster Squad" also reunites Pena with his "30 Minutes or Less" director, Ruben Fleischer. From comedy to crime... why not?
We've said it before, we'll say it again -- "Gangster Squad" sounds like it could be the movie that Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" unfortunately wasn't. Make it so, boys!