Although it didn’t quite make the Sweet Sixteen in our big MTV Movie Brawl 2012, “Gangster Squad” is most definitely a film that we can’t wait to see this year. The film is based on real-life events from the 1940s and 1950s when the LAPD tried to keep the east coast mafia from infiltrating Los Angeles. The very stellar actors involved are: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte and Anthony Mackie.
When MTV News caught up with Mackie recently during the press day for “Man On A Ledge,” we asked him how much fun the cast had with all the old-fashioned gun play required for the film noir.
“You know what, we did some pretty awesome gun stuff. It’s actually going to be a really good movie. It looks amazing, L.A. is a city that’s made for noir films and [director] Ruben [Fleischer] put together an untouchable cast,” Mackie said. “You have these amazing actors, Sean Penn did his thing, it’s a fun movie to be a part of. The guns stuff you will not be disappointed. There’s a lot of Tommy gun craziness, bullets flying, everything.”
And how is The Gos’ with a gun?
“He had his cute little Pony .20. It was a cute little gun, a cute little gun,” he said of Gosling’s not-so-intimidating weapon in the film. “And he learned how to flip it and only shot himself once, so it worked out,” he joked. “It worked out. It is a cute little gun, it’s not a .32 or .22, it’s like a ,28,” he explained of the gun’s caliber. “It won’t kill you but it will hurt you.”
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