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City of Lies (2018)

Releasing at December 21, 2018 in theaters.

Biography, Crime, Drama

City of Lies is biography crime film directed by Brad Furman, and written by Randall Sullivan and Christian Contreras. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer. It primiered at December 8, 2018 on Noir in Festival. Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, City of Lies is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac.

L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.

Director: Brad Furman

Writers: Randall Sullivan (the non-fiction book), Christian Contreras

Stars: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown Jr., Louis Herthum, Shea Whigham


Johnny DeppRussell Poole
Forest WhitakerJack Jackson
Toby HussDetective Fred Miller
Dayton CallieLieutenant O’Shea
Neil Brown Jr.Rafael Perez
Louis HerthumCity Attorney Stone
Shea WhighamFrank Lyga
Xander BerkeleyEdwards
Shamier AndersonDavid Mack
Laurence MasonFBI Agent Dunton
Christian GeorgeBelsher
Michael ParéDetective Varney
Amin JosephKevin Gaines
Josh HardwickRussell Poole Jr.
Glenn PlummerPsycho Mike
Keith SzarabajkaDesk Sgt. Reese
Dominique ColumbusTyrell
Angela GotsDetective Amy Lefferts
Marisol SacramentoErrolyn Romero
Rockmond DunbarDreadlocks
Peter GreeneCommander Fasulo
Julanne Chidi HillGeorgia Gaines
Wynn EverettMegan Poole
Van EppersonProperty Officer
Antonio Raul CorboRussell Poole Jr. (Age 6)
Scotty TovarJavier Ovando
Voletta WallaceVoletta Wallace
Scott VossCHP Officer Blake
Mario CortezCHP Officer Duanas
Fred FurmanJudge Ash Lane
Sloane GlassReporter
Ervin Lee YoungbloodPolygraph Technician
Jess FuerstABC Staffer
Kevin ChapmanOfficer Leeds
Javier GrajedaDistrict Attorney Rosenthal
Kevin DuniganUniformed Cop #2
James DevotiDetective Young
Obba BabatundéChief of Police
Rey BorgeCashier
Pride GrinnBaseball Stadium Announcer
Joseph FerranteDetective Snow
Robert Henley StarrEMT Robert McGinnis
Dennis DepewParamedic #2
Jose A. RiosDetective Rupple
Louis ReyesUndercover Officer
Markie FarnsleyJoanne
Jamal WoolardChristopher Wallace
Piankhi IknatonEugene Deal
Cory HardrictKelly Jamerson
Killer MikeArrested Man
James BeirneOfficer Bates
Christopher AberJuror
Aidiye AidarbekovViewer
Chris Jai Alex
Max BahmaniVIP Guest
Ashleigh BillerPoole’s Daughter
Rian BishopOfficer Simpyak
Vince ChavezGuy With Nachos / Poole Family Member
Jazzman CollinsPool Guest
Doby DaengerPool Hall Bartender
Michael DeBartoloDetective
Stan DivranosBaseball Fan
Nea DuneDancer
Emmet FloresUndercover Police Officer
Priyom HaiderBoxer
Andrew J. JacksonDeathrow Bodyguard
DJ JenkinsBaseball Fan
Frederick KeeveDetective
Frank Lui GeoFins Scout
Johnny MeyerFan at Peterson Museum
Brandon MolaleStrip Club Bouncer
Lourdes NadresPolice Clerk
Michele NewGirl behind Poole family
Afsheen OlyaieCop
Char RichardsVIP Sports Legend
Alexandra RuddyRachel
Cjon SaulsberryBody Guard
Ron SaylorFin Baseball Fan
Darrion ScogginsUndercover Cop
Scott St. BlazeDetective Collins
Jiaoying SummersStripper
Bobby TJohn Patron
Napoleon TavalePolice officer
Jacob TaylorLAPD Officer
Tiffany TynesFoxy Brown
Xhuliano UjkaOfficer Steven
Dom-Jay WilliamsDJ Quik
Savannah WilliamsBlood Girl
Melanie BenzJessica
Kee BroussardBurger Stand Patron
Buck ChildressBaseball Fan
Rick L. DeanNews Staff
Catherine DivinaBaseball Game Attendee
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight(archive footage)
Jennifer LamarJuror
Ray MelendezBaseball Scout
The Notorious B.I.G.(archive footage)
Frankie PonceBaseball Game Attendee
Tupac Shakur(archive footage)
Darien Sills-EvansJefferson


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