Shaft is an upcoming 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, and Richard Roundtree. It will be released theatrically in the United States on June 14, 2019 with a world wide release on Netflix two weeks later. It is the fifth film in the Shaft film series and a sequel to Shaft (2000), however, unlike its predecessor, which was distributed by Paramount Pictures, this film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
John "JJ" Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher) is an FBI agent and a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. After his best friend dies due to suspicious circumstances, he turns to his estranged father - the legendary John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) - to uncover the truth. Father and son must navigate the Harlem underworld to solve the crime. Along the way they team up with the first generation John Shaft (Richard Roundtree).
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