‘Wolverine’ Shmolverine: Aronofsky Offered ‘Tales from the Gangster Squad’

Thursday, October 7 by

Yesterday, everyone on the Internet was reporting that Darren Aronofsky was taking on the Wolverine sequel. Well hold your damn horses. Now, Empire Online is reporting that Warner Bros. has made a counter offer that might just land the director in their camp: a 40′s era period piece called Tales from the Gangster Squad.

Tales from the Gangster Squad follows the exploits of Sergeant John O’Mara’s off-the-books team of police mercenaries, who targeted mob-linked gangster Mickey Cohen and his attempts to bring East Coast organised crime firmly into LA. Originally chronicled in a series of LA Times articles be Paul Lieberman, the script has been penned by cop-turned-writer Will Beall.

That’s a tough call. Both films sound like a good fit for Aronofsky. It reminds me a little of Sophie’s Choice, except for this I’m going to stay tuned to find out what happens instead of switching over to "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" (Sorry, Sophie).

 

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