The case of The Notorious B.I.G.'s murder remains unsolved to the public and now the story behind his death is being made into yet another movie. Johnny Depp stars in the forthcoming film City of Lies where he plays the role of L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole, who spent years trying to solve the murder case that still remains open.

The new trailer for the movie was released today (May 21), which also happens to be the late hip-hop icon's 46th birthday. The trailer shows Depp learning the details of The Notorious B.I.G.'s murder scene after he was shot in a drive-by shooting by an unknown suspect. Eventually, Depp teams up with a reporter played by Forest Whitaker to try and solve the case and unravel the institutional corruption and lies behind the crime. The film depicts the duo's battle to crack the foundation of the Los Angeles police force.

The new film was directed by Brad Furman and is slated for a theater release on Sept. 7. The script was written by Christian Contreras, which was based on Randall Sullivan’s 2002 book, which dives in to the connections between Suge Knight's Death Row Records and the L.A.P.D.

Watch the trailer for City of Lies below and be sure to see it when it hits theaters on Sept. 7.

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