The original blaxploitation action movie premiered in 1971 and starred Richard Roundtree. In the year 2000, Samuel Jackson reprised the project and portrayed the crime-fighting private detective. Famed movie figure John Singleton directed this new millennium version. Now in the upcoming reboot, Jackson will once again play Shaft and Jessie T. Usher will play his son.
The Wu Tang Clan rapper will being joining the cast as an "old friend of John Shaft’s (Jackson) from the neighborhood," THR reports. "Tim Story is helming the pic from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. John Davis and Barris are producing, while Marc Fischer and Ira Napoliello are executive producing."
The new Shaft movie is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019. Will you be watching?