Why did the “Biggie Movie” starring Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker get Shelved?


Los Angeles, California (2,791 miles from the GWB)

Based on the true story of one the most “notorious” unsolved cases in recent American history.  “CITY OF LIES” is a provactive thriller revealing never before seen look at the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. directly after the murder of Tupac.  Johnny Depp plays Russel Poole (LAPD Detective) and Forest Whitacker plays “Jack” Jackson (LA Reporter). In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their pursuit, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the LAPD and an entire city.

Sounds awesome right?

The film was originally set to be released on September 7, 2018. However last-minute (August) Miramax pulled the film with no explanation.  After several deep conversations, NYNJ believes there are only three logical reasons for this.

Theory One:  The movie does further expose the key participants of the murder and those who covered it up.  Either by intimidation and/or lawsuits by LAPD have delayed the release.

Theory Two:  This is all apart of a genius, masterminded marketing scheme to feed into the conspiracy theorists or maybe the movie was not receiving the hype they originally anticipated, they shelfed it to make you believe that “Theory 1” was true.

Theory Three:  The movie was not receiving the hype they anticipated and it will come out on a streaming subscription.

I am going with theory one or two, they spent way too much money on this production.  It’s Johnny Depp and Forest Whitacker! This film is going to be released.

I’ll be back next week, If the LAPD or NYPD doesn’t get me first.

Written by Seth Goldstein / Seth@NYNJ.COM / © NYNJ MEDIA LLC