Global Road Entertainment chose to yank the film from its September 7th release date due largely to Depp's public image issues making for a tough publicity campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
We'll have to wait a little (or a lot) longer to see Johnny Depp try and solve the murder of Notorious B.I.G. Depp plays LAPD detective Russell Poole and stars alongside Forest Whitaker, who plays a journalist also investigating the murders. Depp isn't the only person included in that lawsuit, which also names director Brad Furman and several of the film's producers, with damages being sought for wrongful termination, retaliation, and the cultivation of a hostile work environment.
"City Of Lies" was also supposed to arrive in United Kingdom cinemas on Friday 7 September, and its future here also remains unclear.
He said a boozy Depp hit him two times in his ribs, then told him, 'I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now, ' before the star's guards guided him away. In July, he settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit with his former business managers for "gross misconduct".
"In spite of fans voicing their concerns online about his presence in the movie after allegations of physically abusive behavior involving ex-wife Amber Heard emerged, the actor received applause and cheers from the Hall H crowd", says THR.