City of Lies

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Title: City of Lies

Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama

Year: 2020

Cast: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker,

Directed by: Brad Furman

Screenplay by: Christian Contreras

Based on a book by: Randall Sullivan

Produced by: Miriam Segal, Paul Brennan, Stuart Manashil

Executive Produced by: Martin Ruston-Turner, Brad Feinstein, Tom Ortenberg, Braden Aftergood, Roseanne Korenberg, Zanne Devine, Jeffrey Konvitz, Jeff Geoffray, Daniel Rainey, Grant Mohrman, Peter Hampden, Norman Merry, Patrick Newall, Camela Galano, Wayne Barrow, Voletta Wallace, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp

Origin: USA, UK

Language(s): English

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“Stellar. Depp and Whitaker are magnificent together — two movie stars delivering stripped-down, authentic performances reminiscent of the police and/or journalism procedurals of the 1970s” -Chicago Sun-Times

“A great film. Impassioned, engaging and eloquently constructed.” -We Got This Covered

“A tightly paced, provocative drama based on real-life events. Whitaker gives a great performance… and Depp is particularly fantastic. His naturalistic performance is might be one of his best.” -Common Sense Media

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 (Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Academy Award® winner 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.

U.S. Theatrical Release by Saban Films – Spring 2021