Notorious BIG movie pulled a month before Release

Brad Furman directs the film in which Depp stars as disgraced LAPD Detective Russell Poole, whose biggest case — the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

77TH ACADEMY AWARDSJohnny Depp’s Notorious B.I.G. thriller “City of Lies” has been pulled from the schedule a month before it was set to hit theaters.

The movie, formerly known as “LAbyrinth,” was slated to open Sept. 7 in North America by Global Road Entertainment. No new date has been set for the film.

The move comes amid a series of woes for the actor, including a damaging Rolling Stone profile in June, that make any publicity campaign tough.

While Global Road is pulling its film, at least for the time being, Warner Bros. is going full steam ahead with the November tentpole Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwaldwhose ensemble cast includes Depp. Last month, the actor appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to plug the Harry Potter spinoff, which hits theaters Nov. 16.

After skipping the panel discussion, Depp showed up at the end of the Fantastic Beasts presentation dressed in character to deliver a creepy speech. In spite of fans voicing their concerns online about his presence in the movie after allegations of physically abusive behavior involving ex-wife Amber Heard emerged, the actor received applause and cheers from the Hall H crowd.

Brad Furman (“The Infiltrator”) directed “City of Lies,” in which Depp stars as disgraced LAPD Detective Russell Poole, whose biggest case — the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. — remains unsolved. Forest Whitaker also stars in the movie, which was produced by Miriam Segal’s Good Films.

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