Emma Stone to join Gangster Squad
Los Angeles - Emma Stone is in discussions to star in The Gangster Squad
The US actress is thought to be in line for the role of bitter beauty Jean in the crime movie, which is set to feature her Crazy, Stupid, Love
co-star Ryan Gosling and her Zombielan
d director Ruben Fleischer.
The film - which is also set to star Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie and Michael Pena - sees Jean caught in a love triangle with Ryan's character Sergeant Jerry Wooters and Sean Penn's alter-ego Mickey Cohen. No gym stunts
The movie - which is based on a true story - portrays the Los Angeles Police Department's struggle to ensure the East Coast mafia stay out of the city in the 1940s and 1950s.
And the 22-year-old flame-haired actress - who broke both her arms during a gymnastics class - will be hoping there are no gym stunts to perform if she signs up, after she recently suffered a panic attack while filming a scene with Ryan in Crazy, Stupid, Love
where he lifts her above his head.
She said: "I had a panic attack so that was a stunt double from a distance. We tried a couple of times but it didn't work out for me. Ryan didn't do anything wrong. He thinks that I was afraid he was gonna drop me."