Columbia/Universal's Zero Dark Thirty, front row to the hunt for America's most wanted, arrives in theaters January 11, 2013 "I had the privilege to get invited to the party,"
said actor Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) who stars in the Columbia/Universal Pictures presentation of Zero Dark Thirty,
the hunt and killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy Seal Team Six, a Special-Ops team. "I met Kathryn Bigelow in the fall,
2010. We discussed doing another movie together. Then the death of Osama bin Laden took place...she decided to do something
and she wanted me to play Larry, he is the one who took the famous Osama picture."
The historical action/drama
will give you a front row seat to the hunt for America's most wanted and an in depth look into what our military service men
and women go through to keep America safe from foreign threats. Ramirez (Clash of the Titans), a Latino, stars alongside Jessica
Chastain, who plays Maya the lead investigator that passionately stayed on the bin Laden trail when everyone else was giving
up. Eventually, her persistence did pay off, she got her man. Zero Dark Thirty also stars Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Chris
Pratt, Kyle Chandler and Mark Strong. Jessica has already garnered a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actress"
and the film nominated for three Golden Globe awards.
The acting was so impressive the film, at times, seemed
more like a documentary. Directed and produced by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Zero Dark Thirty will have you on the
edge of your seats eager to learn what will happen next. Have you wondering how in-the-world did they find him. Kathryn's
business partner Mark Boal, and Megan Ellison, share producing duties on the film.
"I really admire
my character (Larry from Ground Branch). The willingness of the character to become invisible, erase yourself and become someone
else," Edgar points out about his character going under-cover.
Rated R, Zero Dark Thirty is an Annapurna
Pictures, First Light production and will be released to theaters on January 11, 2013.
Warner Bros.' Gangster Squad is explosive when officers of the peace meet corruption, arrives in theaters January
There comes a time in life when you are put to the test, give in to fear or defend peace even if you have to
die trying. Well Warner Bros' presentation of Gangster Squad is a look at what just six people can do to defeat fear. The
Rated R drama is explosive when officers of the peace meet corruption - with Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling (LAPD) leading the
squad and Sean Penn (Mickey Cohen) as the gangster. Gangster Squad arrives in theaters January 11, 2013.
The action-packed project also stars Oscar nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Anthony Mackie (The
Hurt Locker), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Emma Stone (The Help). Gangster Squad
is based on tales from the "Gangster Squad" book by Paul Lieberman.
Gangster Mickey Cohen is determined
to take over Los Angeles and anyone in his way is died - it's that simple. Los Angeles Police Chief "Whiskey Bill"
Parker says not-on-my-watch and he comes up with a way to stop him in his tracks by enlisting a head-strong honest cop Sgt.
John O'Mara, played by Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3). O'Mara assembles a small team who must secretly shut Mickey Cohen. With
the help of his pregnant wife Connie, played by Mireille Enos, he picks Sgt. Jerry Wooters, played by Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson);
switchblade expert Detective Coleman Harris (Mackie); electronic/military equipment expert Detective Conwell Keeler (Ribisi);
over-zealous Detective Navidad Ramirez (Pena), side-kick of Detective Max Kennard, also chosen.
a plan they hit Cohens' businesses one by one until they corner him in an empty hotel surrounded by all his henchmen. That
doesn't stop the Gangster Squad, who did so much damage they have only one more day before the Chief has to take their badges
and resign. With the help of Mickeys "moll" Grace Faraday (Stone) - who fell in love with Officer Wooters - she
agrees to testify about witnessing Mickey Cohen murder a friend who was trying to protect her from him. Re-energized by the
offer the Gangster Squad changes their weapons to machine guns and the real action begins.
A Village Roadshow
Picture production Gangster Squad is produced by Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes), Kevin McCormick (The Lucky One) and Michael Tadross
(Arthur). Executive producers are Ruben Fleischer, Paul Lieberman and Bruce Berman. Gangster Squad arrives at theaters January
11, 2013. Log onto www.GangsterSquad.WarnerBros.com for more information or to see the movie trailer.
(Columnist: Eunice Moseley
is a PR/media & promotions consultant, and as well as a syndicated entertainment columnist for over 20 years - www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)