Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling could possibly make the most intense paring ever, if Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer has his way.

Fleischer is directing the film Gangster Squad, a crime drama about charismatic 1940's Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen, who was part of the Jewish Mafia. According to an offer has gone to Penn for the part of Cohen, while Gosling is being sought to play one of the cops pursing him. Start making your Heat/Public Enemies comparisons now.

Warner Bros. are making the film and are apparently extremely keen on the script, having attempted to get A-list directors, Ben Affleck and Darren Aronofsky on board. Fleischer just helmed the fun sounding 30 Minutes or Less, with Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride.