Disgraced LAPD detective Russell Poole teams with journalist Jack Jackson to uncover the truth behind the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

City of Lies is based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan, which delves into the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

Directed by Brad Furman, and written by Christian Contreras, City of Lies will focus on the life of American hero and former LAPD detective, Russell Poole (Johnny Depp), who is working the murder cases of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. A reporter (based on journalist Randall Sullivan’s collaboration with Russell Poole), “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), teams up with Poole after nearly two decades to find out the truth.

The film is set to be released this September. At the moment we’re sceptical.


Director: Brad Furman

Writer(s): Randall Sullivan (author) | Christian Contreras

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Rockmond Dunbar, Johnny Depp

Release Date: September 2018