[Movies] Gangster Squad Director Ruben Fleischer Discusses His Work on the Film
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.08.2013
See what he has to say…
- Gangster Squad Director Ruben Fleischer recently spoke about the film. Here are the highlights…
On Doing Gangster Squad: I had to fight for this job, but as soon as I read the script, I just got so excited about it and the opportunity to really make a love letter to Los Angeles and make another movie in the classic tradition of gangster films and add to the canon of the genre. Yeah, I had to fight for the job, but I'm glad that I got the opportunity.
On Boardwalk Empire Helping The Gangster Genre: Yeah, I love "Boardwalk Empire." It's so stylish and cool, and I feel like with the resources of a feature film, you can take it even further, just in terms of the glamor of the period and the audience's feeling of immersion in the 1940s.
On Putting Together The Cast From Scratch: There was no cast involved before I got hired to do the job and it's honestly the aspect of the film of which I'm most proud, just ‘cause I think this is one of the greatest ensemble casts assembled, starting with Sean Penn, all the way through… I mean, everyone's so so good and it's beyond even Ryan, Josh, Anthony, Michael, Giovanni, Robert Patrick, Emma Stone, but also people that maybe audiences are less familiar with like Mireille Enos - I think this is her film debut, which I'm really proud about because I think she's so good in the film. I also love Troy Garity, who doesn't have a single line in the movie, but he's such a menacing premise as Wrevock, who is Cohen's assassin.