City of Lies trailer: Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker hunt for the truth behind Biggie Smalls' death

The murder of Biggie Smalls (and Tupac) continues to provide drama for films and TV. Over the years we've had Notorious, Nick Broomfield's Biggie & Tupac, a TV show that aired in the US earlier in the year called Unsolved, and now we have another film by the name of City of Lies. Judging by the trailer it doesn't look like it is ready to shed any new light on a topic that has been turned inside out over the years which little to no progression in the real case. The trailer for City of Lies was released yesterday on Christopher Wallace's birthday (he would've been 46) and you can give it a watch above.

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, the film looks 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.

Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Infiltrator) is directing a screenplay adapted from Randall Sullivan's novel, LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G, the Implications of Death. Rockmond Dunbar, Neil Brown Jr., Xander Berkeley, and Wynn Everett all feature in the supporting cast.

City of Lies is set for an early September release in the US but no news on a UK date just yet.

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