"City of Lies" starring Johnny Depp that explores the police investigation into the deaths of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, has been pulled from release schedules a month before it was set to arrive in theaters.

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The film, based on the book "LAbyrinth," was set to arrive in theaters on Sept. 7 to coincide with what would have been the 46th birthday of Notorious B.I.G.

Depp stars as a detective investigating the murders who is joined by Forest Whitaker as a journalist.

Brad Furman directed the project.

Distributor Global Road has yet to announce a new release date for "City of Lies" or comment on the film's future.

The pulling of "City of Lies" comes after Depp was sued by a location manager involved in the production who said the actor punched him.

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