Johnny Depp is searching for Notorious B.I.G’s killer in new gritty trailer

Johnny Depp (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube)
Johnny Depp (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube)

Cape Town – Actor Johnny Depp is searching for Notorious B.I.G.’s killer in the first trailer for his new movie, City of Lies which was released on Monday.

The 54-year-old stars in the film as real-life LAPD detective Russell Poole who lead the investigation into the iconic rapper’s violent death in 1997.

In the trailer Depp’s character says: “A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don’t want to solve it."

The promotional clip for the movie – which also stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker – debuted on what would have been the musical wordsmith’s 46th birthday.