Nick Nolte is set to play L.A.P.D. chief Bill Parker in Ruben Fleischer’s “The Gangster Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow reports Variety.
Based on an L.A. Times seven-part article series, the Will Beall-scripted film chronicles the LAPD’s struggle with increasing crime and corruption in the 1940s by forming the Gangster Squad to keep East Coast organized crime figures out of Los Angeles.
Shooting begins September 7th in Los Angeles. Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Mireille Enos, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Robert Patrick, Frank Grillo and Holt McCallany also star.