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Johnny Depp's Biggie-Centric Film "City Of Lies" Has Been Shelved

08 August 2018, 11:23 | Myron Mathis

Camera Icon The late Notorious B.I. G aka Biggie Smalls

The late Notorious B.I. G aka Biggie Smalls

Johnny Depp's movie about the murder of Notorious B.I.G., City of Lies, has been pulled a month before its scheduled release date.

Johnny Depp's next movie has been pulled from theatrical release with just a month to go.

The film was set to hit screens on what would have been the 46th birthday of the iconic rapper, aka Biggie Smalls, who was gunned down in 1997 in a drive-by in Los Angeles.

According to Deadline, Depp's movie was set to release on September 7, but that will no longer be the case. Depp's character, disgraced LAPD Detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve the crime, while Jackson (played by Forest Whitaker) is a reporter desperate for answers. It's unclear if that's what contributed to "City of Lies" getting yanked from the schedule, though.

HuffPost UK has contacted Depp's representative for comment.


City of Lies is directed by Brad Furman, whose previous work includes The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey and The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston.

Brooks alleged that in April 2017, Depp "screamed and berated" him until he was removed from the scene.

Depp last month was sued by a location manager involved in the production who said the actor punched him. Brooks also alleges that he was sacked when he wouldn't agree not to sue, according to Associated Press reports.

"In spite of fans voicing their concerns online about his presence in the movie after allegations of physically abusive behavior involving ex-wife Amber Heard emerged, the actor received applause and cheers from the Hall H crowd", says THR.



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