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Samuel L. Jackson And Richard Roundtree Featured In First Photos From Director Tim Story’s SHAFT Movie

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© 2019 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. Photo Credit: Kyle Kaplan (L-R) ALEXANDRA SHIPP as Sasha, JESSE USHER as John “JJ” Shaft, SAMUEL JACKSON as John Shaft and RICHARD ROUNDTREE as John Shaft, Sr. in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “SHAFT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released two photos from the upcoming movie SHAFT.

New Line Cinema’s action comedy is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. SHAFT is set for release on June 14, 2019

Tim Story (the “Ride Along” and “Think Like a Man” franchises) directs this all-new take on a legend, starring Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Jessie T. Usher (TV’s “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Almost Christmas”), Regina Hall (“Girls Trip,” “Barbershop: The Next Cut”), Alexandra Shipp (“Straight Outta Compton,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”), Matt Lauria (TV’s “Kingdom,” “Friday Night Lights”), Titus Welliver (“Argo,” TV’s “Bosch”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“Keanu,” “Train Wreck”), and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.

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.

The film is produced by John Davis (“Game Night,” “Joy”) under his Davis Entertainment banner.

SHAFT is written by Kenya Barris (“Girls Trip,” TV’s “Black-ish”) & Alex Barnow (TV’s “The Goldbergs”), based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Serving as executive producers are
Tim Story, Ira Napoliello, Kenya Barris, Marc S. Fischer, Richard Brener and Josh Mack.

Story’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Larry Blanford (“Ride Along,” “Tag”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Peter S. Elliot (“Ride Along 2”), and costume designer Olivia Miles (“Ride Along 2”). The music is by Christopher Lennertz (“Nobody’s Fool,” “Pitch Perfect 3”), and Dave Jorden served as music supervisor.

SHAFT will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Netflix.


© 2019 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. Photo Credit: Kyle Kaplan  (L-R) JESSE USHER as John “JJ” Shaft, SAMUEL JACKSON as John Shaft and RICHARD ROUNDTREE as John Shaft, Sr. in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “SHAFT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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