Studio Pulls Release Of Johnny Depp Film City of Lies

City of Lies

Notorious B.I.G. & 2Pac Johnny Depp Starring Flick Pulled From Theaters Ahead Of Release Biz Jones

Crime thriller City of Lies, an investigation into the murders of hip-hop rivals Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Sahkur, is not going to make its September 7 United States release date, according to distributor Global Road Entertainment.

Originally meant to be rolled out in theaters on September 7, the movie has instead been pulled from the release schedule a month out from its premiere, with no new date yet announced for the movie's debut.

The film-based on the book LAbyrinth by Randal Sullivan-follows retired LAPD detective Russell Poole, who originally led the investigation of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 murder. But you'll have to temper that excitement, because even though the movie was slated to come out exactly one month from today, it has now been yanked from release altogether.

The original release date would've been Biggie Smalls' 46th birthday. The story of the Notorious BIG scandal starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whittaker has just been pulled from theatrical release - less then a month before it was supposed to open in cinemas.

HuffPost UK has contacted Depp's representative for comment.

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

In July, Depp was sued by a "City Of Lies" location manager who claims the actor struck him twice after an altercation on set. Brooks also alleges that the actor's breath "reeked of alcohol". Depp denied the allegations and Heard later issued a joint statement with her ex-husband saying "there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm".

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