Ryan Gosling in new Gangster Squad trailer

Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Giovanna Ribisi also feature in this new clip from Ruben Fleischer's upcoming film

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Ryan Gosling, the star of Drive, Crazy Stupid Love and The Notebook, is showcasing his dark side in a new trailer for 2013 film Gangster Squad. 

The slick and sexy trailer - which also stars Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Giovanna Ribisi - follows the fight of the LAPD to keep Los Angeles free of the East Coast Mafia during the 1940s and 50s. 

Emma Stone

In the crime thriller, Gosling plays Sergeant Jerry Wooters - a policeman who goes undercover to join the fight against the mafia. The pacy trailer see's Gosling at his very best as the cool and calm cop, while Sean Penn - whose recent films include Milk and The Tree of Life - is terrifying as gangster Mickey Cohen. 

Gangster Squad was originally set for release in September 2012 but - as the film includes a scene where characters shoot at moviegoers through the cinema screen - it was pushed back until 2013 as a reaction to the fatal shooting at a screening of Batman: The Dark Night Rises in Aurora. 

The film will be in UK cinemas from 11 January 2013.