The murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. are the backdrop of the new crime drama City of Lies starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker.

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Johnny Depp stars as LAPD Detective Russell Poole, the detective in charge of finding the killer or killers of two of Rap Music’s biggest icons. The first trailer was released today for the film and it definitely has a classic noir quality to it.

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.

City of Lies opens in theaters September 7th.

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