City of Lies has a great premise for a film, but a terrible title.
It centres around the investigation about the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG, in 1996, and the possible connections between them.
This trailer doesn’t give too much away about how things will pan out, but it certainly looks like a decent drama, given its two leads, Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. Thankfully, based on what we’ve seen so far, there won’t be anyone playing the real Biggie or Tupac, the latter of whom starred in the superb Gridlock’d, alongside Tim Roth and Thandie Newton, and the film was released posthumously.
City of Lies doesn’t yet have either a UK or US release date. However, I am definitely looking forward to this.
Director: Brad Furman
Screenplay: Christian Contreras
Novel: Randall Sullivan
Also stars: Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown Jr, Louis Herthum, Shea Whigham, Xander Berkeley, Michael Paré
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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