Johnny Depp’s B.I.G. movie pulled a month before release

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Johnny Depp's movie about the murder of Notorious B.I.G., City of Lies, has been pulled a month before its scheduled release date. Lawyers on both sides of the lawsuit are currently hashing out negotiations in an attempt to settle, but as of now, no new release date has been specified by distributor Global Road. It tells the story of the unsolved murder of B.I.G., with Depp playing Los Angeles police detective Russell Poole and Whitaker as a journalist. The film is scheduled for a November 16 release.

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In a turn of events that may or may not be related to this false start for City of Lies, star Johnny Depp was recently sued for an alleged assault and battery incident against the film's location manager. It was set to arrive on the 46th birthday of the Notorious BIG, whose murder is the subject of the film. The film was directed by Brad Furman. Just one month before it was due to open in theaters, the Depp-starring City of Lies has been pulled from the schedule.

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The Rolling Stone profile was the least of Depp's worries; a City Of Lies crew member sued him for allegedly punching him twice on set. I wonder if Depp attacking a random co-worker will change any of his die-hard fans' minds about the allegations that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard?

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The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Rockmond Dunbar and Neil Brown Jr, with the script based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan. He made a surprise cameo at Comic-Con last month in full costume amid speculation he would skip it over the aforementioned controversies.

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