No official reason was given, though the now low public opinion of Depp has apparently made getting the film publicity hard.
Last month, the location manager of City Of Lies sued Depp (and the film's director, Brad Furman), claiming that the star punched him on set after getting angry that the shooting permits had expired.More news: August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
As Variety reports, a spokesman for spokesman for the distribution company, Global Road Entertainment, has now revealed that the film has been pulled from the upcoming release schedule, with a new date not yet revealed. It's especially unusual given the original intent of dropping the film on Biggie's birthday. Depp plays LAPD Detective Russell Poole, who retired in disgrace after being unable to solve the infamous murders of the two iconic rappers.
While City Of Lies' future is up in the air, Depp's next big 2018 release, Fantastic Beasts: Thre Crimes of Grindelwald, is set for release in November.
The Rolling Stone profile was the least of Depp's worries; a City Of Lies crew member sued him for allegedly punching him twice on set.
Depp has also faced continued blowback over allegations that he had physically assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2014.