City of Lies on Canal +: Johnny Depp at the heart of the rappers’ war


CRITICAL – Three years in a drawer, deprived of theatrical release, this cursed film is a thriller about the very real murders of singers Tupac Shakur and Notorious Big. The disgraced actor leads the investigation. At 9 p.m. on the encrypted channel.

A cursed movie. If a feature film deserves such a qualification, it is the thriller City of Lies, by Brad Furman. Direct intimidation on the set, anonymous phone calls, a supposed altercation between his star and a manager, a bankrupt producer… In the wake of #MeToo, its star Johnny Depp, accused of domestic violence, has definitely become persona non grata in Hollywood . Even though his name was financed the project in 2016. Result, this return on the rivalry then the assassination of the emblematic rappers of the East coast and the West coast Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG in the mid-1990s n ‘ is not released in theaters. The film had to wait three years before having the right to a premiere at the American Film Festival in Deauville and then an exclusive broadcast on Canal +.

For some, this passage by the oblivion is explained by the judicial escapades of Johnny Depp. For others, this should be seen as pressure from the Los Angeles police, City of Lies

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