The film's loss of a guaranteed release date comes as the latest blow to the actor who was once one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.
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Originally meant to be rolled out in theaters on September 7, the movie has instead been pulled from the release schedule a month out from its premiere, with no new date yet announced for the movie's debut. The thriller looks at the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly after the death of Tupac. It was set to arrive on the 46th birthday of the Notorious BIG, whose murder is the subject of the film. The film was initially slated for a theater release on September 7. It's unclear if that's what contributed to "City of Lies" getting yanked from the schedule, though. It was directed by Brad Furman (The Infiltrator) from a script by Christian Contreras, based on the book by Randall Sullivan. Depp is named in the suit alongside Furman and Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company. Depp allegedly verbally and physically assaulted Brooks, then offered him $100,000 to punch him in the face. Though ostensibly unconnected, Deadline points out that the pull takes place about a month after Depp was hit with a lawsuit from location manager Gregg "Rocky" Brooks. Brooks also alleges that he was sacked when he wouldn't agree not to sue, according to Associated Press reports.
Depp has also faced continued blowback over allegations that he had physically assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2014.