“Shaft” Whips Out Its First Trailer

First Trailer The New Shaft

The first trailer has now been released for “Shaft,” the latest incarnation of the blaxploitation cop drama.

Jessie T. Usher stars as John ‘JJ’ Shaft Jr., a cybersecurity expert who is forced to team up with two old school detectives – his estranged father (Samuel L. Jackson) and great uncle (Richard Roundtree) – to navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly and find the truth about his best friend’s untimely death.

Regina Hall and Alexandra Shipp also star. “Shaft” will be released in the United States on June 14th and will then roll out a few weeks later internationally through Netflix.