Forest Whitaker to join Johnny Depp in crime drama

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Forest Whitaker is in talks to join actor Johnny Depp in “LAbyrinth”, a 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 (Los Angeles Police Department) detective, who has been unable to solve the mysterious deaths of two of hip-hop’s biggest stars, reports

Helmer Brad Furman 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”, and the “Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal”.

Whitaker will next be seen in the first “Star Wars” stand-alone pic, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. He also will star as Bishop Desmond Tutu in the biopic “The Forgiven” and is set for Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie.