City of Lies: Johnny Depp's Biggie Smalls movie delayed indefinitely

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City of Lies: Johnny Depp's Biggie Smalls movie delayed indefinitely

Amid a time of very bad press for Johnny Depp, the star's upcoming movie about the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., "City of Lies", has been pulled from the schedule just a month before it was supposed to hit theaters.

Global Road, which acquired the movie's original distributor Open Road last summer, has not set a new date for the project, reported Deadline. No word on if this means the film is simply getting a new release window, if it will be moved to streaming services, or if it won't receive a release entirely.

Sullivan was the inspiration for the movie's second lead, a journalist and writer played by Forest Whitaker, who approaches Poole and draws out his theory connecting the two murders with an infamous record label owner and members of the LAPD.

No replacement date has been set for the Johnny Depp film about the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

City of Lies is directed by Brad Furman, whose previous work includes The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey and The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston.

The film had a hard production process with Depp allegedly assaulting a crew member, former location manager Greg "Rocky" Brooks, on set in Los Angeles. Depp is named in the suit alongside Furman and Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company. Brooks also alleges that the actor's breath "reeked of alcohol". To that effect, the actor recently showed up at Comic-Con in character to promote The Crimes of Grindelwald, an appearance that generated controversy because his ex-wife, Amber Heard, was also at the Warner Bros. panel to promote Aquaman.

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