It's a shame that Johnny Depp's crime thriller City of Lies got shelved back in 2018. Featuring his most human performance in years, the film was pulled from release due to economic problems the production company behind the film, Global Road Entertainment, was having. However, with Saban Films now having taken over distribution rights, the film is finally getting a limited release in cinemas on March 19th, followed by a PVOD release on April 9th. And with that a new trailer has been released online today.
Based on the book LAbyrinth by author Randall Sullivan (Adapted for the screen by Christian Contreras), the film takes place in two different time periods. The first is 1997 in the midst of the initial investigation into the deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. (Born as Christopher Wallace), by Detective Russell Poole (Played by Depp). The film will then jump ahead nearly 20 years later and follow Poole, now retired, working with the journalist Jackson (Played by Forest Whitaker) in a private investigation to finally solve their murders. Check out the new trailer below to see more:
City of Lies co-stars Rockmond Dunbar and Neil Brown Jr. It is directed by Brad Furman.