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'City of Lies' with Johnny Depp pulled from release

By Wade Sheridan
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'City of Lies' with Johnny Depp pulled from release
Johnny Depp's film "City of Lies" has been pulled from theaters. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI | License Photo

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- City of Lies starring Johnny Depp that explores the police investigation into the deaths of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, has been pulled from release schedules a month before it was set to arrive in theaters.

The film, based on the book LAbyrinth, was set to arrive in theaters on Sept. 7 to coincide with what would have been the the 46th birthday of Notorious B.I.G.

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Depp stars as a detective investigating the murders who is joined by Forest Whitaker as a journalist. Brad Furman directed the project.

Distributor Global Road has yet to announce a new release date for City of Lies or comment on the film's future.

The pulling of City of Lies comes after Depp was sued by a location manager involved in the production who said the actor punched him.

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