"City of Lies" starred Depp as the detective investigating Notorious B.I.G.'s unsolved murder and was set to open in wide release September 7. Now, the film's eventual release date is up in the air. The thriller is based on the bestselling novel "Labyrinth" which revolves around the story of the police investigation into the deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
So yeah, releasing the film in the midst of a lawsuit probably isn't the best of ideas.More news: Manchester United 'offered Miralem Pjanic in Paul Pogba bid'
Last month, reports emerged about Depp catching an assault lawsuit by the film's location manager. I wonder if Depp attacking a random co-worker will change any of his die-hard fans' minds about the allegations that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard?
Sullivan was the inspiration for the movie's second lead, a journalist and writer played by Forest Whitaker, who approaches Poole and draws out his theory connecting the two murders with an infamous record label owner and members of the LAPD. Depp is named in the suit alongside Furman and Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company.More news: Jose Mourinho Calls On Ed Woodward To Fix 'Difficult Season' Ahead
Assuming that City of Lies remains in purgatory, Depp will be seen next in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald.
No official reason was given, though the now low public opinion of Depp has apparently made getting the film publicity hard.More news: Scores injured in traffic protests in Bangladesh capital
The film's producer Miriam Segal and director Brad Furman are also named in Greg "Rocky" Brooks' lawsuit, as Brooks claims he was sacked after refusing to say he wouldn't sue over the Depp incident.