Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker Hunt for the Notorious B.I.G.’s Killer



The long-delayed City of Lies is finally coming our way this year, and we have a new trailer to prove it. Saban Films is releasing the movie, which centers around the murder of iconic rapper Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G. It stars Johnny Depp as an LAPD officer who spent years trying to solve the murder, as well as Forest Whitaker, a journalist who was also trying to uncover the truth. Now, after years of being locked in a tangled mess, we have a good look at the movie.

The trailer opens with a recreation of the night Biggie Smalls was murdered. We then fast forward a full two decades, finding Johnny Depp, an old cop who was on the case back when it happened in 2007, and Forest Whitaker, who is trying to solve the matter all these years later. The Murder of Tupac Shakur is woven in as part of the narrative. It is largely framed as a classic hard-boiled detective story based on a real-life case.

RELATED: Studio Is Being Sued Over Johnny Depp’s Unreleased Biggie & Tupac Movie

This movie dates back several years now and was filming at the height of Johnny Depp’s public troubles. Production took place in 2017 and it was originally set to be released in summer 2018 but was pulled from release. A lawsuit followed. Gregg Brooks, who served as the movie’s location manager, also filed a lawsuit against Depp, claiming that the Pirates of the Caribbean star assaulted him during production. Needles to say, it was not a smooth road getting this movie out into the world. The dust has finally settled, or at least settled enough, for it to be released.

Brad Furman is in the director’s chair working from a screenplay by Christian Contreras. Miriam Segal, Paul Brennan and Stuart Manashil are on board as producers, with Paula Turnbull and Jess Fuerst serving as co-producers. City of Lies is based on the book, LAbyrinth by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan. It was initially published in 2002.

City of Lies follows the investigation into the infamous murder of iconic rap artist Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. Johnny Depp stars as determined LAPD detective Russell Poole, who spent nearly 20 years trying to solve the murder. Forest Whitaker stars as Jack Jackson, a journalist who teams up with Poole in hopes of finding the truth. Together, they explore why the case remains cold, and why a secret division of the LAPD is seemingly intent on keeping it that way.

The Notorious B.I.G. had a tremendous career and remains one of the most influential rappers in history to this day. Born Christopher George Latore Wallace, the artist has sold more than 28 million albums in the U.S. alone. He was shot and killed in 1997. Mystery still surrounds the crime and the rapper was only 24 at the time of his death. City of Lies arrives in theaters on March 19, with a digital and on demand release set to follow on April 9 from Saban Films. Be sure to check out the teaser trailer for yourself.

You can view the original article HERE.

Camila Mendes Is a Rom-Com Sensation
Gypsy Rose and Ryan Anderson Have Not Filmed Together Since Separation
TikTok Star Eva Evans, Creator of ‘Club Rat,’ Series Dead at 29
Patricia Arquette Wishes Gypsy Rose Well, Worries About Her Social Media
Inside Out 2 Director Revealed Why a Major Emotion Was Left Out from the Film
The 2024 Chicago Palestine Film Festival Highlights | Festivals & Awards
Blood for Dust Review | A Gritty Crime Thriller with Great Acting
The Blair Witch Project Cast Write an Open Letter to Lionsgate
Kim Kardashian Loses 100K Followers In Wake of Taylor Swift Diss
DJ Snake brings out 50 Cent at Coachella for ‘In Da Club’ and more
Taylor Swift SLAMS Kim Kardashian in Song ‘thanK you aIMee’
Wire Club in Leeds announces closure
Bam Margera Claims Self-Defense As Street Fight Video Surfaces
Sylvester Stallone Says Torn Pec Injury Forced ‘Rocky II’ Plot Twist
Fire Breaks Out Behind Goal During Dutch Final Soccer Game
Arnold Schwarzenegger Punked Sylvester Stallone into Starring in Movie Flop
ATLA Star Teases Zuko & Iroh’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Story in Season 2
Tracker Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Aurora
Fans Cast MCU and Dune Star Zendaya as Buffy in Exciting Reimagined Slayer Art
Blue Bloods Season 14 Episode 7 Spoilers: Will Danny and Baez’s New Case Involve The Entire Family?
Best Flats For Women on Amazon
Etienne Ortega’s Namesake Beauty Brand Holds The Secret to Luscious Lips
Granado’s “Essence of Flowers” Collection
What’s Kate Upton Up To?