WHO’S IN IT?
Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Jessie Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence), Richard Roundtree (Se7en), Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon), Regina Hall (Little), Avan Jogia (Ten Thousand Saints), Method Man (How High), Matt Lauria (Miss Bala), Robbie Jones (Hurricane Season), Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Lauren Vélez (The First Purge)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tim Story (Barbershop), director; Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) and Alex Barnow (film debut), writers; John Davis (Alien vs. Predator), producer; Christopher Lennertz (Ride Along), composer; Larry Blanford (Think Like A Man), cinematographer; Peter S. Elliot (Iron Man 3), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
John Shaft Jr. (Usher) – known as JJ – is the latest in a long family line of Shafts, after his estranged father John Shaft II (Jackson) and his grandfather, the legendary detective John Shaft (Roundtree). A cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, JJ is left rocked by the untimely death of his best friend, and finds himself calling upon the help of his family to solve the case and find those responsible…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The family tree runs smooth as we meet the latest in a long line of John Shafts, in a sequel/reboot that incorporates several generations including Samuel L. Jackson – reprising his role from the 2000 reboot – and the original legend himself, Richard Roundtree.