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Johnny Depp’s Next Film On Notorious B.I.G. Pulled Amid Lawsuit Drama

Johnny Depp‘s latest movie won’t be hitting theaters on the date it was scheduled for.

City of Lies, a true-crime drama exploring what happened to famed rapper Notorious B.I.G., has been pulled from its Sept. 7 release date by studio Global Road Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Depp plays Russell Poole, an LAPD detective who is haunted by the mystery of who killed B.I.G. A new release date has not been set for the film.

The news comes just over a month after news broke that Depp is being sued by a location manager for the movie who claims the actor punched him on set in April 2017.

In the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Gregg Brooks claims the actor became angry when Brooks told him they only had one more shot and allegedly punched him twice in the ribs after screaming, “Who the f— are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.” The location manager claims Depp continued screaming at him until he was eventually removed from set by his bodyguards.

In response to the lawsuit, Depp’s attorney tells PEOPLE “all of the claims made by the location manager are absurd. We will prove that as we fight this case.”


– Excerpt from an article written by Ale Russian for People. Find the full article here


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