Regina Hall joins Samuel L. Jackson in the Shaft sequel
Variety is reporting that Regina Hall (Girls Trip, Best Man Holiday) will join Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Jesse T. Usher and Alexandra Shipp in Netflix and New Line Cinema’s upcoming Shaft sequel. She will play a former love interest of Jackson’s John Shaft and Usher/the younger Shaft’s mother. Hall will next be seen in The Hate U Give opposite Anthony Mackie, and in Romany Malco’s directorial debut Prison Logic.
Jesse T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) will play the estranged son of the detective that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about. As an FBI agent and cyber expert, the young and old Shafts are forced to team up and will butt heads throughout the new film. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role of John Shaft (nephew of the original John Shaft) from the 2000 reboot by John Singleton. The original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, will also reprise his role as “Uncle John Shaft” for a bonafide Shaft family reunion.
Tim Story, best known for Fox’s first two Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007, will direct the film, which has a script by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, black-ish). Story has carved out a healthy run of recent comedy hits, including the two Think Like a Man films and both Ride Along movies.
Filming will begin on the new Shaft movie in December. Netflix will stream Shaft outside of the U.S. once New Line gives it a theatrical release in the United States on June 14, 2019.
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