First Trailer: Johnny Depp In “City of Lies”

Global Road Entertainment has released the first trailer for “The Lincoln Lawyer” director Brad Furman’s new crime-drama “City of Lies”. Johnny Depp, Forest Whittaker, Rockmond Dunbar, Xander Berkeley and Shea Whigham star in this film adaptation of Randall Sullivan’s non-fiction book “LAbyrinth”.

The story explores the police investigation of the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the corruption within the Los Angeles police department (the Rampart scandal) which the detective in charge of the investigation Russell Poole (Depp) was involved in.

Poole’s investigations led to a cop and his friend who was accused of being complicit in the murder. Ordered to cease his investigations, he quit the department after in protest and continued independently looking into the murder on his own over the years with a reporter (Whitaker) coming onboard nearly two decades later to help.

Christian Contreras adapted the script for the film which opens September 7th.