City of Lies: Johnny Depp's Biggie Smalls movie delayed indefinitely

City Of Lies

City Of Lies

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the film was set to release in North America on September 7, but no new date has been set for the film.

So yeah, releasing the film in the midst of a lawsuit probably isn't the best of ideas. Now, the film's eventual release date is up in the air.

After a distributor switch in summer 2017, City Of Lies found itself in the hands of Global Road.

Rap fans are going to have to wait a little longer than expected to see an upcoming Johnny Depp-starring film about the unsolved murders of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. It was set to hit screens on what would have been the 46th birthday of the iconic rapper, aka Biggie Smalls, who was gunned down in 1997 in a drive-by in Los Angeles.

Even despite the hard production - including Depp allegedly assaulting a crew member who sued the film's director and producers when he was sacked for not agreeing not to sue - it's unlikely we won't see it in some form. 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. Depp denied the allegations and Heard later issued a joint statement with her ex-husband saying "there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm".

The year keeps rolling along, and things just get worse and worse for Johnny Depp. The film was directed by Brad Furman, who worked on The Lincoln Lawyer and The Infiltrator. Depp had made a surprise appearance in costume as Grindelwald during a San Diego Comic-Con panel last month to help promote the film.

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