Johnny Depp in City of Lies

City of Lies Trailer #1 (2018) “Who Shot Biggie?”

City of Lies, the crime drama that follows the investigation behind the unsolved murder of the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, following the death of Tupac Shakur, has released its first trailer.

Based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan, the film stars Johnny Depp as LAPD detective Russell Poole and Forest Whitaker as journalist Jack Johnson. The two team in an attempt to solve the mystery of the rapper’s death and the conspiracy to cover up the case.

“Why is this case so important to you?” Johnson asks in the beginning of the trailer. Poole responds, “A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don’t want to solve it.”

After discussing some theories regarding Smalls’ death, Johnson asserts, “If we could prove the connection between cop and Biggie’s murder, it would not only break the LAPD…” Poole finishes the thought: “It would ruin the city.”

Brad Furman directed the movie, which was produced by Miriam Segal’s Good Films.
City of Lies is set to bow Sept. 7.

*Text from The Hollywood Reporter

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One thought on “City of Lies Trailer #1 (2018) “Who Shot Biggie?””

  1. It doesn’t look like there is anything wrong with the movie. I just don’t see Depp coming back in full force. I could be wrong. Actors have made comebacks before. People forget the state of Marlon Brando’s career before Godfather made him great again.

    Depp ought to go back to not trying to headline tentploes, though. Pirates skyrocketed his career, and also sowed the seeds of ruin. Depp is not, and never was, meant to be a matinee idol. Captain Jack was a special case that worked because Depp was wrong as a pirate, and the wrongness was wonderful.

    On another note, I’m glad they changed the title, and the late Jim Henson and David Bowie will continue to own the synonym for “maze” in the movie realm.


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