First Trailer Drops For Biggie Murder Investigation Movie 'City of Lies' Starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker

Hell yeah or hell nah?

May 22, 2018

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When I first ready that Johnny Depp was starring in a movie about the Biggie murder investigation I threw up in my mouth a little.  I love Johnny.  He’s a great actor.  Don’t believe me?  Watch “Cry Baby” and try to change my mind.

The problem with the Deppster aside from (allegedly) being a jerk to his ex and (allegedly) assaulting crew members (while filming THIS movie), is that he hasn’t made a movie in years where he didn’t wear a stupid hat or stupid jewelry or stupid make-up or talk with a stupid accent.  Some of those movies were really bad but at least one was solid.  Black Mass.

Johnny was still made up to the gills in Black Mass to resemble the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, but at least he was required to seriously act.  Looks like we’re getting that same kind of Johnny in this Biggie movie, City of Lies.  With less make-up.  But more mustache.  He just couldn’t resist, could he?  Had to ‘stache it up.  Classic.

Now that we got that out of the way let’s call it like it is.  Johnny might arguably be the more famous of the two, but this is clearly Forest Whitaker’s movie.  If the trailer is any indication of his overall performance and this movie ends up being critically acclaimed, ol’ Forest could be taking home some hardware this award season.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.