Based on the book by the same name, CITY OF LIES, is the true story of journalist Jack Jackson’s (Forest Whitaker) investigation into the decades old cold case of the murder of Biggie Smalls.
In his search for the truth he teams up with Detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp). Poole was the lead investigator in the murder and has still not come to terms with the fact that the case still remains unsolved and is still open Jackson wants to know why Poole thinks it is because the L.A.P.D. have something to hide. “A murder like that only goes unsolved, if the police don’t want to solve it.” says Poole. “As long as it is an ongoing investigation, that evidence remains in the dark.”