City of Lies

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Status: Completed As of June 2, 2018

Completed: Awaiting release by distributor; release date not yet announced.

City of Lies movie poster
2018 | Drama Thriller

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

In Movie Theaters U.S.

TBA, 2018

Cast more cast

Johnny Depp
Detective Russell Poole
Neil Brown Jr.
Rafael Perez
Forest Whitaker
Jack Jackson
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DIRECTOR

Brad Furman

Screenwriter

Christian Contreras

Companies

Global Road Entertainment & 3 more

Rating MPAA

Not Available

Storyline

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 deadline.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • 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.
  • 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. (Deadline.com, 11/17/16).
Also Known As
  • LAbyrinth

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