Cranston Joins A “Gangster Squad”

Bryan Cranston is in negotiations to join the cast of the period police saga “The Gangster Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow says Variety.

Based on a series of LA Times articles, the true story tale follows a secret “off the record” police task force in the 1940 who pursued high-profile gangster Meyer Harris “Mickey” Cohen, a member of the so-called “Jewish Mafia”. Former LA cop and novelist Will Beall penned the script.

Cranston would portray Max Kennard, a laconic LAPD officer from Texas who enforces the law ambitiously. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena and Anthony Mackie also star.

Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) is helming while Dan Lin and Kevin McCormick are producing.