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Johnny Depp's 'City Of Lies' film pulled from release schedule

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's "City of Lies" crime-thriller movie, directed by Brad Furman, has been pulled off its September 7 release date.

The based on the true story behind the investigation into the murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G, also stars

Global Road, which acquired the movie's original distributor Open Road last summer, has not set a new date for the project, reported Deadline.

The was set to hit screens on what would have been the 46th birthday of the iconic rapper, aka Biggie Smalls, who was gunned down in 1997 in a drive-by in

In the movie, Depp plays Russell Poole, and Whitaker is the looking into the unsolved murder, which came six months after the death of Smalls' rap rival

The is pulled from release a month after Depp was sued by a involved in the production who said the punched him.

The 10-claim suit, which also names Furman and producers Miriam Segal, Good Film Productions and Depp's Infinitum Nihil, seeks damages for hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination among the claims.

Depp has faced a number of legal and financial woes, recently granting a wide-ranging interview to that showcased the actor's decline. Last month, he settled a lawsuit with his former managers who had accused the of spending money at an unsustainable rate.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 11:45 IST