If there’s room for two John Shaft’s, then make room for a third as John ‘JJ’ Shaft Jnr (Jessie Usher) is joining the family business.
Check out the first trailer for New Line Cinema’s new Shaft film:
Shaft is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block.
Directed by Tim Story, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.
The story follows JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
Shaft is set for release on June 14, 2019.
It will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Netflix.