Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher in the Tim Story-directed new “Shaft” film at New Line Cinema and Netflix.
The project is seen as a continuation of the story of the private detective John Shaft that first appeared in the 1970s blaxploitation action movie and the 2000 update directed by John Singleton and starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Jackson is reprising the role with Usher cast as his FBI cybercrime expert son who, after long being estranged from his father, finds himself teamed up with him with an ‘old school meets new school’ approach.
Shipp will play Usher’s love interest and the female lead of the movie. Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow wrote the script and filming begins in December.
Source: Heat Vision