Johnny Depp's City of Lies Pulled a Month Before Its Release

Depp in London July 2018

Depp in London July 2018 Credit GC Images

Though ostensibly unconnected, Deadline points out that the pull takes place about a month after Depp was hit with a lawsuit from location manager Gregg "Rocky" Brooks. Here is the official synopsis so you have a better idea what Global Road is dealing with in terms of this controversial story. The film's original release date had been chosen to mark what would have been Biggie Smalls' 46th birthday; in 1997, the hip-hop artist was killed in a drive-by shooting.

The uncertain film is called City of Lies and is based on the Randall Sullivan's book LAbyrinth which investigates the unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and BIG.

"In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies", reads a line from the movie's description.

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"In spite of fans voicing their concerns online about his presence in the movie after allegations of physically abusive behavior involving ex-wife Amber Heard emerged, the actor received applause and cheers from the Hall H crowd", says THR.

Author J.K. Rowling recently defended Johnny Depp regarding his casting in Fantastic Beasts. We'll know more once Global Road makes a statement, which will probably be sooner rather than later.

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The film was set to be released in North America by Global Road Entertainment on September 7 and no new release date has been set.

It's unclear if that's what contributed to "City of Lies" getting yanked from the schedule, though. Despite this, it would still be an interesting route for them to take.

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