‘The Gangster Squad’ Replaces Bryan Cranston with Robert Patrick

The actor replaces Bryan Cranston who recently dropped out of the LAPD project.
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Robert Patrick replaces Bryan Cranston in The Gangster Squad Warner Bros. new crime drama The Gangster Squad has added actor Robert Patrick to the cast.

We reported a month ago that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston joined the cast, although he has dropped out of the project since then. Robert Patrick is taking his place, portraying Max Kennard, an ambitious LAPD officer who originally hails from Texas.

Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less, Zombieland) is directing from a screenplay by Will Beall, which is based on a seven-part article series in The Los Angeles Times. The story centers on a high-profile unit of the LAPD in the 1940s, whose mission is to rid the streets of East Coast gangster elements.

It isn't known when production will begin on The Gangster Squad.

Gangster Squad was released January 11th, 2013.


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  • skywise • 4 years ago

    This is a good recast. Patrick is an under rated actor but I loved him in The Unit.


    • renodc • 4 years ago

      I would have loved to have seen Cransten in this, but Robert Patrick is a great replacement. I've always felt he's been under appreciated as an actor.

      It wouldn't suprise me if Cransten dropped out due to his schedule. If you look at his work load for the next year, he's got an extremely full plate. Would have rather seen him drop out of Total Recall than this project.


      • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

        Definetly a good choice. Sad to say Cransten go but Robert will do the role greatly


        • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

          Solid replacement but hate to see Cranston go.


          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

            I just want to know why Cranston pulled out of the film.


            • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

              O_O...I can't tell if it's bad news or good because both are awesome choices. Either way, nice choice


              • kguy • 4 years ago

                Loving that cast! Patrick would be great!


                • jimthar • 4 years ago

                  that is one HELLUVA cast. i'm definately watching this.


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