Johnny Depp’s upcoming crime drama based on the murder of Notorious B.I.G. has been pulled from theaters.
Global Road Entertainment’ City of Lies, starring Johnny Depp, a month before it was slated to hit theaters Sept. 7 but is now undated, a spokesman for the distributor said Monday. The feature is based on the book “LAbyrinth,” which tells the story of the police investigation into the deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
The film follows LAPD detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) who teams up with journalist “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker) to try and finally discover what happened to Biggie Smalls two decades after his murder.
Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, City of Lies is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.