#TRAILERCHEST: Johnny Depp investigates famous hip-hop murders in City of Lies 5 years ago

#TRAILERCHEST: Johnny Depp investigates famous hip-hop murders in City of Lies

You're nobody (til somebody kills you)...

Welcome to #TrailerChest, where we're taking a sneak peak at the brand new trailer for City of Lies.


Plot's it all about?

Based on the non-fiction book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan, City of Lies sees Johnny Depp portraying LAPD detective Russell Poole, one of the lead investigators on the Notorious B.I.G. murder case.

The film takes a look at the unsolved murder of Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on 9 March 1997, and its connection to the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

"A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don't want to solve it," Depp's character says of the alleged conspiracy that hindered the investigation into Wallace's death.


Poole died from a heart attack in August 2015, with Depp cast as the detective the following year.

According to the official synopsis, City of Lies follows "LAPD detective Russell Poole who has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, 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 LAPD and an entire city."

Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Rockmund Dunbar, Shea Whigham


Directed by: Brad Furman

Irish release date: 7 September. 22 years to the day that Tupac was shot in Las Vegas.




Clip via Global Road Entertainment