Tim Story's SON OF SHAFT Casts Jesse T. Usher For The Lead; Jackson, Roundtree Returning


New Line Cinema is still moving forward with Tim Story's installment of the iconic 1970's action franchise vehicle, Shaft, and the word now is that its found its star in Independence Day: Resurgence actor Jesse T. Usher. Also of note is the return of star of John Singleton's 2000 Shaft reboot, actor Samuel L. Jackson, along with that of actor Richard Roundtree who cameoed in the movie.

Titled Son Of Shaft, Davis Entertainment's own John Davis is producing the film along with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris whose script will see Usher as the once estranged son of Jackson's character, an FBI agent and a cyber expert forced to reluctantly pair up with his father, ensuing a clash between the old school and new school ways of crimefighting. The original film, directed by Gordon Parks and heralded by its popular title track from award-winning recording artist Isaac Hayes, was a phenomenon with Roundtree starring in the title role - a badass New York detective who infiltrates the criminal underworld to rescue a mob boss's daughter.

Filming is expected to commence later this Fall. (Deadline)

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