Johnny Depp's Biggie & Tupac Movie Abruptly Pulled from Release


As a result, it's unclear when or if the film will be officially released.

City of Lies had been set for a September 7th release, but the studio, Global Road, has pulled the film from its schedule.

City of Lies - a crime film starring Johnny Depp and Forrest Whittaker, about the investigation into the death of rapper Notorious BIG - has reportedly been pulled from theatrical release a month before it was due to come out.

Had it been released next month, it would coincide with the iconic rappers 46th birthday.

"While Global Road is pulling its film, at least for the time being, Warner going full steam ahead with the November tentpole Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, whose ensemble cast includes Depp".

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"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. "In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies".

The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Rockmond Dunbar and Neil Brown Jr, with the script based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan.

It's far from the only legal battle Depp has become involved in recently.

Last month, the location manager of City Of Lies sued Depp (and the film's director, Brad Furman), claiming that the star punched him on set after getting angry that the shooting permits had expired. Plus the fact that they'd have to reshoot most of the movie. Maybe you can't watch the movie, but you can still watch the trailer.