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Neil Brown Jr. Joins ‘LAbyrinth’ Cast – New Film on Investigation Into Deaths of Tupac & Notorious B.I.G.

17 November 2016 7:33 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A new scripted feature film on the 1990s investigation into the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, is in development; however, the story will unfold through the eyes of the Los Angeles detective – Russell Poole – who was in charge of… Continue Reading → »

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‘Straight Outta Compton’s Neil Brown Jr. Heads To ‘LAbyrinth’

17 November 2016 3:38 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Neil Brown Jr., who played N.W.A’s DJ Yella in Straight Outta Compton, is the latest to be cast in the Biggie-Tupac crime thriller LAbyrinth. He joins stars Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker in the film about disgraced Lapd detective Russell Poole (Depp), who teams with journalist Jack Jackson (Whitaker), both seeking redemption and determined to find the truth behind the murders of rap impresarios. Their relentless hunt threatens to crack the foundation of the… »

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Movie News: Forest Whitaker Joins Johnny Depp in 'LAbyrinth'; Watch First Footage From 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

17 November 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

LAbyrinth: Forest Whitaker has joined Johnny Depp in LAbyrinth. Based on a book by Randall Sullivan, the movie follows a disgraced police detective (Depp) who teams with a reporter to investigate the long unsolved murders of musical stars Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Brad Furman (The Infiltrator) will direct. [Deadline]     Metal A photo posted by @wponx on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:23am Pst   Logan: A new photo from Logan reveals the metal hand of a villain. Apparently, the hand belongs to one of the Reavers, a wild bunch of cyborg criminals with prosthetic limbs, led by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook). Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart star; the movie will open in theaters on March 3. [Instagram via...

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Forest Whitaker joins Johnny Depp in Tupac/Biggie murder thriller LAbyrinth

17 November 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Forest Whitaker’s already busy schedule just got even busier, as Deadline reports that he has signed on to star alongside Johnny Depp in LAbyrinth, an upcoming thriller which follows the investigation into the 1996 and 1997 murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, respectively.

Depp has been attached to the project since September and will supposedly portray Russell Poole, the real-life Los Angeles police detective who took on the case and looked for answers until his untimely death in 2015. The outlet claims that Whitaker will play a journalist that teams up with Poole; the two are set on a path that leaves them butting heads with cops, but “determined to find the truth” and “seek redemption.”

Between now and 2019, Whitaker will appear in several high-profile movies, perhaps the most notable of which being Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Marvel’s Black Panther. Recently, Whitaker appeared in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, »

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News Briefs: Forest Whitaker Joins Johnny Depp in Tupac-Biggie Murder Mystery

16 November 2016 9:14 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

LAbyrinth: Forest Whitaker has joined Johnny Depp in LAbyrinth. Based on a book by Randall Sullivan, the movie follows a disgraced police detective (Depp) who teams with a reporter to investigate the long unsolved murders of musical stars Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Brad Furman (The Infiltrator) will direct. [Deadline]     Metal A photo posted by @wponx on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:23am Pst   Logan: A new photo from Logan...

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Tupac/Biggie Murder Drama LAbyrinth Eyeing Forest Whitaker

16 November 2016 1:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Throughout the early ’90s, the fiery feud between Tupac Shakur and Notorious Big in many ways personified the infamous East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. It was a spat that quickly became public and very, very personal, as the duelling rap icons locked horns under Bad Boy Records (Biggie Smalls) and Death Row Records (Tupac).

Thanks to Notorious and the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me, moviegoers have been able to gain insight into the bitter saga leading up to the time when both rappers were fatally shot following drive-by shootings across ’97 and ’96. But what about the murder investigation that followed? Enter LAbyrinth.

Helmed by Lincoln Lawyer‘s Brad Furman, the crime drama is set to document the fallout from Shakur and Biggie’s respective deaths, with Johnny Depp already attached to the part of disgraced Lapd detective, Russell Poole. Deadline now brings word of his potential co-star: Rogue One‘s Forest Whitaker, »

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Newswire: Forest Whitaker joins Johnny Depp’s hunt for Tupac’s killer

16 November 2016 12:58 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In September, we reported that Johnny Depp was set to star in a movie about Detective Russell Poole, the Los Angeles cop who has spent years trying to prove that there was some connection between the Lapd, various gangs, Suge Knight, and the murders of both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Poole’s superiors shut down his questioning, so he quit the Lapd and continued investigating on his own until his death in 2015. Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman is attached to direct this film, which will either be called Labyrinth or LAbyrinth (depending on how fancy the production company feels when it’s time to design the posters).

However, even a superhero like Johnny Depp can’t solve these infamous murders all by himself, so Forest Whitaker has signed on to star alongside him. With Depp playing Poole, Whitaker will play a journalist who teams up with him to ...

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Forest Whitaker In Talks to Join Johnny Depp in Tupac/Biggie Murder Movie

16 November 2016 12:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Johnny Depp in Labyrinth, the real-life drama that will follow the criminal investigation behind the murders of rap legends Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. 

Whitaker would play a journalist who teams with Depp's disgraced Lapd detective, who has been unable to solve the mysterious deaths of two of hip-hop's biggest stars.

Helmer Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) will direct from a Black List script by Christian Contreras, which he adapted from journalist Randall Sullivan’s book LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, »

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Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join Johnny Depp in Tupac-Biggie Murder Film ‘Labyrinth’

16 November 2016 12:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Forest Whitaker is in talks to co-star with Johnny Depp in the Open Road crime thriller “Labyrinth,” which revolves around the unsolved murders of rapper Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

Brad Furman is directing with production set to start in mid-November.

Miramax is partnering and co-financing with Open Road Films for U.S. distribution. Good Universe is handling international sales.

In the movie, disgraced Lapd detective Russell Poole (Depp), is unable to solve his biggest case – the murders of the two music icons. After two decades, the case remains open. “Jack” Jackson, a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. He tracks down Poole, and the two enter into an uneasy partnership to finally put this case to rest. Relentless in their hunt for the truth, the two men threaten to crack the foundation of the Lapd while fighting for their own redemption. »

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Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join Johnny Depp in Tupac-Biggie Murder Thriller ‘Labyrinth’

16 November 2016 11:38 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Johnny Depp in the LAPD thriller “Labyrinth,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Open Road Films acquired the North American rights to “Labyrinth” last month, a thriller starring Depp as former Los Angeles Police Department Det. Russell Poole, who investigated the still-unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Brad Furman will direct the film, which is set to begin production this month. The movie follows Poole, who is beaten down after failing to solve the rappers’ murder cases, »

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Forest Whitaker Joins ‘LAbyrinth’ Cast – New Film on Investigation Into Deaths of Tupac & Notorious B.I.G.

16 November 2016 11:20 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A new scripted feature film on the 1990s investigation into the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, is in development; however, the story will unfold through the eyes of the Los Angeles detective – Russell Poole – who was in charge of… Continue Reading → »

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Forest Whitaker Joins Johnny Depp In Tupac/Notorious Big Murder Drama ‘LAbyrinth’

16 November 2016 11:03 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Forest Whitaker has been set to star alongside Johnny Depp in LAbyrinth, the Brad Furman-directed drama about the investigation into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious Big. Depp plays a disgraced Lapd detective who is unable to solve his biggest case: the murders of the hip-hop icons. Whitaker will play the journalist who teams with the cop, each determined to find the truth, and each with a reason to seek redemption in an effort that sets them against… »

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Shooter: Was USA Network's Sniper Drama Worth the Wait?

15 November 2016 7:59 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’ve been anticipating the Ryan Phillippe drama Shooter since USA Network announced its development, this Tuesday night marked the end of a very long wait.

Based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film, Shooter was pushed back twice from its original July 19 premiere date, due to real-life gun violence in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

So, was the show’s eventual launch everything you’d hoped?

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

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Colony Gets Season 2 Premiere Date — Plus, Watch a Terrifying New Trailer

15 November 2016 11:32 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The aliens are still in control… but mankind is ready to fight back.

USA Network’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Colony will return for a second season on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday. And in the just-released trailer below, the human-led resistance to the alien occupation is picking up steam.

RelatedColony Recast: Bethany Joy Lenz In, Thora Birch Out in Season 2

Opening with a chilling shot of that massive wall dividing the city of Los Angeles, the trailer shows Will (Josh Holloway) vowing to his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) that they’ll have each other’s backs: “We stay together. »

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USA Network gives pilot order to Biggie and Tupac crime drama Unsolved

12 November 2016 5:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that USA Network has placed a pilot order for Unsolved, a true crime serial from director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story).

The project has been written by Kyle Long (Suits) and is based upon former Lapd Detective Greg Kading’s book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. As you’d expect from that title, the drama will explore the police investigations into the unsolved murders of the two rap stars, with Kading serving as as consultant on the script for the pilot, as well as co-executive producing.

Hemingway was nominated for an Emmy for his directing work on The People v. O.J. Simpson, and also shared the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. He has also worked on the likes of The Wire, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Treme and Empire. »

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Rockmond Dunbar Joins ‘LAbyrinth’ Cast – New Film on Investigation Into Deaths of Tupac & Notorious B.I.G.

12 November 2016 7:00 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A new scripted feature film on the 1990s investigation into the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, is in development; however, the story will unfold through the eyes of the Los Angeles detective – Russell Poole – who was in charge of… Continue Reading → »

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Shia Labeouf Busts Out a Freestyle Rap That Will Leave You Impressed and Deeply Attracted

11 November 2016 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Shia Labeouf has proven to be a man of many talents - acting, art curation, interpretative dancing - and he showed off another one this week that may surprise you. Shia made a visit to Sirius Xm's Sway in the Morning on Friday, and during host Sway Calloway's famous "5 Fingers of Death" challenge, the noted hip-hop fan (who has tattoos inspired by greats like Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, and Missy Elliott) busted out a freestyle rap that left everyone in the room in hysterics. Watch above to see for yourself, then see more reasons why we still love Shia so much. Related:a Gentle Reminder That Shia Is Still a Pretty Attractive Dude »

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Rockmond Dunbar Joins Biggie-Tupac Thriller ‘LAbyrinth’; Richard Robichaux Cast In ‘Ocean’s Eight’ & ‘Last Flag Flying’

11 November 2016 10:53 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rockmond Dunbar has joined the cast of Brad Furman's LAbyrinth that stars Johnny Depp as Russell Poole, a disgraced L.A.P.D. detective who is unable to solve his biggest case: The murders of rap impresarios Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.  He teams with Jack Jackson, a reporter determined to crack the case in desperation of saving  his reputation and career.  Relentless in their hunt for the truth, these two broken men threaten to crack the foundation of the… »

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TV pilot based on the Biggie & Tupac murders gets an order

10 November 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A TV pilot based on the 1990s murders of Biggie Smalls (aka the Notorious Big) and Tupac Shakur has got an order from USA Network Stateside.

Anthony Hemingway, known for his work on CSI:ny, Treme, True Blood and Shameless, as well as the George Lucas movie Red Tails, and the underrated Changing Lanes, is behind the planned show. Hemingway also directed five episodes of the recent The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, who’s success, according to Deadline who broke the news, inspired the Biggie/ Tupac project.

The pilot, titled Unsolved, will be based on the experiences of former Lapd Detective Greg Kading, author of the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, and will be written by Suits scribe Kyle Long.

Biggie Smalls, also known as Christopher George Latore Wallace, was gunned down in 1997, just six months after Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas. »

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Unsolved: USA Orders Tupac & Biggie Murder Pilot

10 November 2016 3:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

USA Network is getting into the true crime game. The cable channel has ordered the Unsolved TV show pilot. The scripted project features the police investigations into the murders of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.Shakur was shot and killed on September of 1996. Smalls was subsequently shot and killed on March 9, 1997. According to Deadline, Anthony Hemingway is directing and executive producing Unsolved. He filled the same roles on FX's American Crime Story: The People Vs. Oj Simpson.Read More… »

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