Director Ruben Fleischer has admitted that Emma Stone is in the race but nothing has been confirmed yet. "From your lips to God's ears! But I don't think anything is official yet," director Ruben Fleischer told Celebuzz at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.
Gangster Squad is in pre-production stage and Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Michael Pena have been roped in to act in the film. The movie is about a squad, which is formed by Los Angeles Police Department to combat East Coast Mafia after the gangsters rule the city through shootouts.