Johnny Depp’s Notorious B.I.G. Movie Has Been Canned Will We Ever See Depp's Tupac & Biggie Movie?
Johnny Depp’s movie about the murder of Notorious B.I.G., City of Lies, has been pulled a month before its scheduled release, Variety reports.
The film was supposed to open September 7th, but is now undated, according to a spokesman for the distribution company, Global Road Entertainment. A new release date has not yet been announced.
City of Lies is based on Randall Sullivan’s book, LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal. In the film, Depp plays real-life LAPD detective Russell Poole, while Forest Whitaker was cast as a journalist also investigating the infamous murders.
The decision to yank City of Lies comes one month after a former location manager, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, sued Depp for alleged assault. According to Brooks, Depp punched him twice in the ribs and verbally assaulted him on set. The crew member also claimed that he was fired from City of Lies after refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would have prevented him from suing Depp. Brooks is seeking unspecified damages.