Johnny Depp’s new movie City Of Lies—a film about the murder investigations of popular ’90s rappers the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur—has been canceled a month before its planned release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie was due out next month from Global Road Entertainment. But Depp’s reported personal struggles apparently contributed to its cancellation: the actor’s been suffering a publicity crisis after reported financial troubles and allegations of abuse, as noted by Consequence of Sound.
The film—based on the book LAbyrinth by Randal Sullivan—follows retired LAPD detective Russell Poole, who originally led the investigation of the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 murder. (Shakur was killed a year earlier in a similarly unsolved case.)
The Hollywood Reporter mentions that, despite City Of Lies being pulled from market, Warner Bros. is going ahead with its release of the Johnny Depp-starring Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald:
“While Global Road is pulling its film, at least for the time being, Warner Bros. is going full steam ahead with the November tentpole Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, whose ensemble cast includes Depp. Last month, the actor appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to plug the Harry Potter spinoff, which hits theaters Nov. 16.”
Watch the trailer for City Of Lies below: