Warner Bros. has offered Emma Stone the role of Jean, a woman romantically attached to two men: the gangster Mickey Cohen and the police officer who is chasing him down, TheWrap has confirmed.
The movie is about Cohen, the Brooklyn-born gangster who was sent to Los Angeles by Meyer Lansky to keep an eye on Bugsy Siegel. Cohen became a mob kingpin himself in the 1940s, and at one point fired rounds from two .45-caliber handguns into the ceiling of the Hotel Roosevelt lobby.
"Gangster Squad" is based on a series of articles by Paul Lieberman. "L.A. Rex" author Will Beall wrote the script.
Variety first reported the news.