August 18, 2017
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Famed directors Tim Story (Ride Along, Kevin Hart: What Now?) and Kenya Barris (Blackish) have themselves a leading man!
Rumors of a Shaft sequel have been rumbling around Hollywood for quite some time, but the project looks to be underway with the announcement of Jessie T. Usher as the face of the action flick.
Usher is best known for his role on HBO’s Survivor Remorse, starring in the 2016 comedy Almost Christmas and as Will Smith’s character’s son in the Independence Day reboot, Independence Day: Resurgence.
The first Shaft movie hit theaters in 1971, and starred Richard Roundtree as the private detective who is hired to rescue a Harlem mobster’s kidnapped daughter. Samuel L. Jackson starred as the nephew of the original John Shaft in the 2000 sequel.
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