Regina Hall has joined the cast of the next film in the “Shaft” franchise at New Line and Netflix alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher.
Usher stars as a nerdy FBI agent who, after his friend dies under suspicious circumstances, launches his own investigation and reluctantly enlists the help of his estranged father – the legendary, stuck-in-the-1980s-but-still-cool John Shaft (Jackson).
Hall will play a former love interest of John Shaft and the mother of Usher’s character. Alexandra Shipp and Richard Roundtree are also on board.
Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, while Barris and John Davis are producing. The film is slated to debut in cinemas in the U.S. on June 14th 2019 and on Netflix around much of the world shortly after.