Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp Star In Tupac & Biggie Murder Drama 'Labyrinth'
Come March next year, it will have been two decades since the strange murder cases of rap/hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Their murders went on officially unsolved, an ironic fate for people whose lives have been relentlessly detailed and documented for their each waking moment.
A new feature film is under development and will surround the mysterious murders of the rival rappers, a murder drama under the helm of Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer", "The Infiltrator"). Previous reports have already confirmed that Johnny Depp ("Pirates Of The Caribbean") would star in the movie, and now Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker ("The Butler") is joining him.
"Labyrinth" is based off of 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", written by Randall Sullivan. It will focus on LAPD detective Russell Poole, who conducted years "a years-long investigation of the rappers' murders that led to both Death Row Records honcho Knight and the notorious Ramparts scandal".
There are no official as to which Whitaker is playing, but one that is listed as Jack Jackson is likely. Jackson is described as "a journalist seeking to overcome disgrace and resurrect his career."
"Labyrinth" is poised to be a premier project, featuring two high-caliber actors as leads playing key roles in perhaps one of the biggest crime stories in the world of hip-hop and music in general. As of this moment, no release date has been announced.
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