Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker Team Up To Solve Biggie’s Murder In “City Of Lies” Trailer It’s the 24th anniversary of the death of hip-hop icon, The Notorious B.I.G., and it only makes sense that a new trailer for “City of Lies” dropped today. The movie is based on true events and follows LAPD detective Russell Poole, played by Johnny Depp, as he tries to figure out why Biggie’s case hasn’t been solved. Forest Whitaker stars as Jack Jackson, a journalist, who works with Poole to investigate the murder of Biggie. “City of Lies” was initially set for release in 2018 but was shelved a month before it was due in theaters because of an altercation between Depp and one of the location managers. The film is now scheduled to debut in theaters March 19th. Do you have a theory on what really happened to Biggie? Who do you think murdered Biggie?