It's the on-screen reunion you never thought you were waiting for! Since seeing his "photoshopped" abs in last year's "Crazy Stupid Love," Emma Stone is back together again with Ryan Gosling.
In the first trailer for their shoot-em-up crime drama "Gangster Squad," Stone and Gosling are once again unlikely paramours -- she's arm candy for Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), the most feared mobster in LA, and he's an LAPD officer.
From director Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland"), "Gangster Squad" follows a group of 1940s rouge cops who will stop at nothing to catch L.A.'s most wanted (Penn). The film is based on Paul Lieberman's Los Angeles Times series "Tales From The Gangster Squad," and boasts quite a bit of star power: In addition to Stone, Penn and Gosling, the rest of cast includes Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick and Nick Nolte.
Check out the newly released trailer above.
"Gangster Squad" hits theaters later this year.
"We get down, if the play calls for it, bud." Say what you will about Michael Mann's overwrought, ultra-stylized "Miami Vice" ("Drive" before "Drive"?), but its Jay-Z-fueled trailer was just about perfect.
You can't prove that "American Gangster" -- an R-rated, two-and-a-half hour drama -- opened with $43 million solely because Universal used "Heart of the City" in the trailer, but you can't <em>not</em> prove it either. Just sayin'.
As if you needed another <em>reminder</em> (groan) that "The Hangover Part II" was just a pale retread of "The Hangover," the marketing campaign used Jay-Z's "Reminder" to score many of the spots and trailers. At least the song is good.
Nothing says "edgy" conflict like "99 Problems." In addition to this early spot for "This Means War," the song also pops up in "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" and "Tower Heist."
Not as tied to "The Social Network" as that <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI9fL5EaZY4" target="_hplink">chorale version of "Creep" that was used to expertly in the first trailers</a>, Kanye West's "Power" had its own affect on the Facebook movie. After all, even nerds look cool when Kanye is blasting. (Also used in "Limitless.")
The song might be all New York, but the movie was not. "Sex and the City 2" sent Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte to Abu Dhabi. Obviously.
"In the immortal words of Jay-Z." Yep, see you at the theater this summer!
An inspirational sports drama that relied on its score and some period appropriate '80s and '90s music, the television spots for "The Fighter" trotted out "Run This Town." The results? Kinda awesome, actually.
Even the Borat-y jokes in the trailer for "The Dictator" look better with Jay-Z blaring on the soundtrack. Well played, Paramount marketing team!
For the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds action flick (out Friday), Universal used the "Watch the Throne" hit "No Church in the Wild." How much money this will add to the coffers remains to be seen, but the guess here is <em>a lot</em>. Remember "American Gangster"?
Gosling + Stone + Hova + this line: "I was just hoping to take you to bed." You're in.
You crazy for this one, Baz Luhrmann!
Warner Bros. has a thing for using anachronistic Jay-Z music cues in its trailers. "42" follows "Gangster Squad" and "The Great Gatsby" in this studio trend, not that anyone is complaining. This one is all swagger.
No one man should have all that power, especially when that man is Russell Crowe.