‘City of Lies’ Trailer: Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker Hunt for Biggie’s Killer

Global Road Entertainment dropped the new trailer for the dramatic film City of Lies on what would have been The Notorious B.I.G.’s 46th birthday. The drama is based on a true story and stars three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd, Finding Neverland, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) as LAPD Detective Russell Poole who doggedly pursued the truth behind the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. Poole’s investigation was also at the center of USA Network’s riveting limited series, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., starring Jimmi Simpson and Josh Duhamel.

City of Lies also stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). The film is based on the book by Randall Sullivan and the screenplay was written by actor Christian Contreras. Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner) directed and Miriam Segal produced the crime drama.

Global Road Entertainment’s set a September 7, 2018 theatrical release date.

The Plot: Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, City of Lies is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. 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.

City of Lies with Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker
Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker star in ‘City of Lies’ (Photo Courtesy of Global Road Entertainment)