Deadline reports that Open Road Films have just acquired the film rights for Brad Furman’s LAbyrinth starring Johnny Depp.
The film will have Depp play Russell Poole, a disgraced LAPD Detective who is unable to solve his biggest case…the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. ‘Jack’ Jackson, a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to crack the case and teams up with Poole. As Poole relives the unbelievable story of power, corruption and crime, Jackson begins to unravel a growing web of scandal and deception. Relentless in their hunt for the truth, those two broken men threaten to crack the foundation of the LAPD all the while fighting for their own redemption.
Miramax is a co-financier on the film, with Good Universe handling foreign sales for remaining territories. Production is set to commence in mid-November on a script originally written by Christian Contreras and adapted by Randall Sullivan’s book of the same name. Miriam Segal will serve as Producer under her Good Films label.
There is no cinematic release date as of yet for LAbyrinth.