City of Lies: Johnny Depp’s Notorious B.I.G. movie hits theaters in 2 weeks

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

City of Lies, Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker

Once upon a time, a Johnny Depp movie was a big thing, but after years of ongoing scandals, the actor has found himself removed from his major franchises, such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and it has been announced that his latest movie will be dumped in theaters in just two weeks.

Based on LAByrinth by Randall Sullivan, City of Lies finds Johnny Depp starring as Russell Poole, an LAPD detective who spent decades trying to solve the murder or Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G. Forest Whitaker also stars as Jack Jackson, a journalist who joins forces with Poole to search for the truth. Now, if that sounds familiar to you, it's because City of Lies was once slated to hit theaters in 2018, but the film wound up being pulled from the schedule and has largely sat on a shelf since. It has now been announced that Saban Films will release City of Lies in theaters on March 19th, followed by a Digital and On Demand release on April 9th. You can check out the new poster below.

City of Lies, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp, poster

The official synopsis for City of Lies:

Based on the book, LAByrinth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan, this compelling crime-thriller follows the investigation into the infamous murder of iconic rap artist Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp stars as determined LAPD detective Russell Poole, who spent nearly 20 years trying to solve the murder, and Oscar® and Primetime Emmy® winner Forest Whitaker as Jack Jackson, a journalist who teams up with Poole in search of the elusive truth. Together they explore why the case remains cold — and why a secret division of the LAPD is seemingly set on keeping it that way.

City of Lies will hit theaters on March 19th, following by a Digital and On Demand release on April 9, 2021.

Source: Saban Films

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