Due to the issues the City Of Lies would have in terms of trying to generate buzz and publicity with Depp as the star, Global Road Entertainment made a decision to pull the film just one month before it was scheduled to hit theaters.
Distributor Global Road Entertainment confirmed to industry press on Monday that the film would no longer be released in the United States on 7 September as planned but did not give further comment or any indication of a new release date.
"City Of Lies" was also supposed to arrive in United Kingdom cinemas on Friday 7 September, and its future here also remains unclear. Depp's character, disgraced LAPD Detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve the crime, while Jackson (played by Forest Whitaker) is a reporter desperate for answers.
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City Of Lies has been shelved, for now.
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City of Lies is directed by Brad Furman, whose previous work includes The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey and The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston.