Shaft is an upcoming American action crime film directed by Tim Story and written by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. It will be released on June 14, 2019. It is intended to be the fifth film in the 'Shaft film series' and a direct sequel to "Shaft" (2000).
John Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher) is an FBI agent and a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. After his best friend died 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).
Cast - Richard Roundtree as John Shaft
Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft II
Jessie Usher as John 'JJ' Shaft III
Method Man as Freddie P
Matt Lauria as Cutty
Release Date - June 14, 2019 (United States)
Genre - Action, Crime
Directed by - Tim Story
Produced by - Kenya Barris
Screenplay by - Kenya Barris
Based on - the character 'John Shaft'
by Ernest Tidyman
Music by - Christopher Lennertz
Cinematography - Larry Blanford
Edited by - Conrad Buff IV
Country - United States
Language - English