The sequel to Shaft adds Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher to the cast!
After originally planning a full reboot of the 70s classic, New Line is reverting back to a familiar formula for the next installment of Shaft, while also leaving the door open for a new face to take over the franchise.
Sources tell Variety that Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to reprise his role of the titular character with Survivors Remorse star Jessie T. Usher in talks to play Jacksons son in the film.
Tim Story is directing a script from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. New Line began developing a new Shaft in 2015 after acquiring the remake rights and setting up the latest version with producer John Davis.