Johnny Depp's City Of Lies Pulled From Release By the Studio

The late Notorious B.I. G aka Biggie Smalls

Johnny Depp's new movie City Of Lies-a film about the murder investigations of popular '90s rappers the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur-has been canceled a month before its planned release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

Depp has faced a number of legal and financial woes, recently granting a wide-ranging interview to Rolling Stone that showcased the actor's decline. Now, the film's eventual release date is up in the air.

The original release date would've been Biggie Smalls' 46th birthday.

This news happens to come just a month after Johnny Depp was sued by a location manager for the film who accused the actor of punching and verbally assaulting him.

From the sound of it, the Brooks' claim may prove more troublesome for the film than originally expected; his suit actually names ten parties, including director Brad Furman, producers Miriam Segal, Good Film Productions and Depp's Infinitum Nihil. The crew member also claimed that he was sacked from City of Lies after refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would've prevented him from suing Depp.

The 55-year-old stars as villain Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off, but his inclusion in the film has been criticised due to the allegations of physical abuse made against him by ex-wife Amber Heard.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Rockmond Dunbar and Neil Brown Jr, with the script based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan.



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