Johnny Depp To Star In New B.I.G. And Tupac Movie
LAbyrinth, an upcoming movie based on the events involving the murders of both B.I.G. and Tupac, is reportedly set to have well renowned actor Johnny Depp filling the role of the main character, Detective Russell Poole.
Filming is set to begin later this year. The film is based on the book “LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal” which was written by Randall Sullivan in 2003.
A synopsis of the book is below and if this is any indication on the path the movie will take, this could be an upcoming blockbuster at the box office.
“Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion “Suge” Knight’s notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these “gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.”