Johnny Depp’s Biggie/Tupac movie, City of Lies, pulled one month before release

Johnny Depp’s Biggie/Tupac movie, City of Lies, pulled one month before release

Either way, it doesn't sound like we'll be able to see City Of Lies anytime soon. Though ostensibly unconnected, Deadline points out that the pull takes place about a month after Depp was hit with a lawsuit from location manager Gregg "Rocky" Brooks. As a result, it's unclear when or if the film will be officially released. 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".

City Of Lies stars Depp as Detective Russell Poole, the real-life detective who worked the murder case of The Notorious BIG in 1997.

Depp is set to star in the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, written by J.K. Rowling.

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More than likely, Global Road is simply delaying the release of City of Lies until all of this noise blows over.

Johnny Depp opens up about his divorce and claims of his lavish spending. Due to the issues the City Of Lies would have in terms of trying to generate buzz and publicity with Depp as the star, Global Road Entertainment chose to pull the film just one month before it was scheduled to hit theaters.

City of Lies tells the story of an investigation into the unsolved murders Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Indiewire quotes "a source close to the production" that the problem stems from Depp's recent bad press: "With the climate around Depp right now, the studio chose to hold back releasing the movie until the situation improves or is resolved". However, if it was really that simple, why would Global Road not simply explain it in their report to Entertainment Weekly?

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