Ryan Gosling Re-Shoots 'Gangster Squad' Scenes in Wake of Colorado Movie Theater Massacre (PHOTOS)
Donning a sharp suit and '40s-inspired Fedora, the actor returned to the Gangster Squad set in Los Angeles to re-shoot scenes for the upcoming blockbuster.
In the wake of the Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, Warner Bros. — the studio also behind Dark Knight Rises — postponed the release of Gosling's next film, pushing its September 7 debut date to January 11. The move is providing time for the movie-makers to strip Gangster Squad of a shoot-out scene at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
But that wasn't the only change the studio made following the Colorado massacre.
Warner Bros. also pulled a Gangster Squad trailer — which featured a scene in which gun-totting gangsters shoot up a theater full of moviegoers — from theaters nationwide on July 20.
The film tells the story of two Los Angeles policemen (played by Gosling and Josh Brolin) who strive to take down corrupt mafia criminals in the late 1940s. The cast and crew will be on set until Thursday, according to the film's permit.
All the adjustments come after the Dark Knight Rises mass shooting on June, which killed 12 and injured 58. Accused gunman James Holmes faces a total of 142 criminal charges, including 24 counts of first-degree murder.
Holmes, who may face the death penalty, is next due in court on September 27.