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.
Second trailer out for September 27th thriller Runner Runner along with a new poster. Official synopsis below, but I would be much more stoked about this film if Affleck was wearing the Batsuit and Timberlake the giant shake costume from the SNL “Homelessville” sketch. That’s just me thinking outside the box, though.
Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
There was a time when there were no two people I disliked more in Hollywood than Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Somehow, I find myself now in the position of liking both of them immensely and think this looks like it could be a good thriller. Runner Runner opens in theaters on September 6, 2013.