“A murder like that only goes unsolved, if the police don’t want to solve it.”
The first trailer has been released for a new film called City of Lies. This is an investigative crime thriller that revolves around the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The story follows LAPD detective Russell Poole, who has spent two decades on trying to solve the case of who killed Notorious B.I.G. Poole is played by Johnny Depp in the film and he is joined by Forest Whitaker, who plays a reporter named Jack Jackson. Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.
The movie looks like a decent detective thriller that I’m sure some of you might find interesting due to the subject matter. It tells an intriguing story and I’m curious to see how that story plays out.
The movie was directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner, The Infiltrator). The full cast includes Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown Jr., Shea Whigham, Xander Berkeley, Melanie Benz, Shamier Anderson, Christian George, and Michael Paré.
City of Lies will be released later this year.