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

Johnny Depp's Biggie-Centric Film

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

Due for release on 7th September, Brad Furman's investigative crime drama City of Lies, starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, has been pulled from USA cinemas mere weeks before release.

City Of Lies' release date being pulled comes shortly after its leading man Depp was sued by a location manager who worked on the film. City of Lies was slated to premiere on September 7 but is now undated, a spokesperson for Global Road Entertainment announced.

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent memory, 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 Shakur.

The year keeps rolling along, and things just get worse and worse for Johnny Depp.

Depp was cast in the film's starring role as the aforementioned police detective Poole, while Forest Whitaker was cast as a journalist also investigating the murders.

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. Brad Furman, the filmmaker behind The Lincoln Lawyer and Runner Runner, directed the drama. "Last month, the actor appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to plug the Harry Potter spinoff, which hits theaters November 16".

Depp has also faced continued blowback over allegations that he had physically assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2014.

As yet, there has been no reason cited for the film's removal from the release schedule, nor has any new release date been announced in its place.

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