- 22 May 18
Johnny Depp stars as Russell Poole, a real-life LAPD detective who was tasked with investigating the death of the Notorious B.I.G. in 1997.
The film, which is called ‘City of Lies’, is coming to cinemas in September this year.
It was directed by Brad Furman and is based on the 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 by Randall Sullivan.
"LAPD detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. 'Jack' Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.”
For years the world has questioned the deaths of both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Music and film fans alike will hope the movie will bring to light the complexity of their deaths and the organisations who investigated them.
Watch the trailer here:
- Film And TV
- 31 Mar 23