City of Lies Movie

City of Lies movie poster
City of Lies - movie still

Who's Involved:

Johnny Depp, Brad Furman, Forest Whitaker, Shea Whigham, Miriam Segal, Toby Huss, Christian Contreras, Louis Herthum, Neil Brown Jr., Dayton Callie

Release Date:

Saturday, December 8, 2018 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

City of Lies Official stills & photos

LAPD detective Russell Poole and journalist Jack Jackson (Whitaker), both seeking redemption, find the truth behind the murders of rap impresarios.

City of Lies Plot: What's the story?

In the mid-1990s, Los Angeles is rife with crime, poverty and racism. Detective Russell Poole, a straight-shooting detective, is assigned to investigate a cop-on-cop shooting and stumbles upon a web of corruption woven into the fabric of the department. As he delves deeper into the mire of scandal and deception, he is met with increasing resistance from his superiors and frozen out by his fellow officers.

modified plot formulation from

0.00 / 5 stars (0 users)

Poll: Will you see City of Lies?

City of Lies Cast: Who stars in it?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about City of Lies?

  1. Neil Brown Jr. will play Rafael Perez, the former dirty LAPD officer and central figure in the Rampart scandal, who was accused of murdering the Notorious B.I.G. (, 11/17/16).
  2. Based on Randall Sullivan's book, LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implications of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal, which was first serialized in "Rolling Stone" magazine.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making City of Lies?

A look at the City of Lies behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Brad Furman last directed The Infiltrator and Runner Runner. The film's writer Christian Contreras last wrote What I Loved and Principia.


Brad Furman


Miriam Segal

Production Companies

George Films

Good Films

City of Lies Trailers & Videos

Production Timeline: When did the City of Lies come together?

On or about June 2, 2018 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about October 7, 2017 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about September 19, 2016 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is slated for mid-November 2016.

On or about September 10, 2016 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Aiming to shoot late 2016.

On or about October 9, 2014 • The film was in Development status.

On or about February 6, 2013 • The film was in Announced status.

City of Lies Release Date: When was it released?

City of Lies was released in 2018 on Saturday, December 8, 2018 (Nationwide release).

Released; Now Playing Get Showtimes Buy Tickets

United States
December 8, 2018 Nationwide
December 8, 2018

Questions: Asked About City of Lies

Looking for more information on City of Lies?

Check out the below links, may contain affiliate links.

Official Movie Site & Social Media Links

Across the Web