Forest Whitaker Signs on to Tupac/Notorious B.I.G. Murder Drama “LAbyrinth”


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The forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Randall Sullivan’s book LABYRINTH has tapped to star. The Oscar-winning actor will join Johnny Depp in the Brad Furman-directed drama about the investigation into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

Whitaker is set to play a journalist who teams with an LAPD detective (Depp) to investigate the murders of the hip-hop legends. Each are determined to find the truth, and each with a reason to seek redemption in an effort that sets them against the cops.

LAbyrinth stems from Sullivan’s book which was based on a 2001 Rolling Stone article. The book was soon adapted into the Black List script by Christian Contreras which was picked up by Open Road Films. The project was previously in development at DreamWorks, FilmFour, and Paramount Pictures before finally landing at Good Films, where Miriam Segal is producing.

Whitaker can currently be seen in the sci-fi drama Arrival opposite Amy Adams. He also appears in the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He can be seen next in a number of films in the upcoming year including Finding Steve McQueen and The Forgiven.

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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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