Penn, Gosling, Brolin Enlist in Gangster Squad

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Actor Sean Penn attends the premiere of Julian Schnabel's "Miral" hosted by The Weinstein Company and His Excellency Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations General Assembly Hall on March 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

Would you like news on a movie so manly sounding that it may cause you to sprout a few chest hairs just by learning about it? (Ladies, it could happen to you, too.) Then listen up: Deadline reports that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is finalizing his leads for the true-crime period piece Gangster Squad, and he's set Sean Penn to star as mobster Mickey Cohen, with Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin negotiating to play the cops who bring him to justice. Fistfights and fedoras will ensue, no doubt. [Deadline]