RADIOFREE.COM - MOVIE COVERAGE - BOX OFFICE - GIVEAWAYS - TWITTER




Shaft


Release:
2019, Warner Bros.
Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp
Director:
Tim Story
MPAA Rating:
[not yet rated]
Genre:
Action/Comedy
Opens:
June 14, 2019

Videos



WATCH THE TRAILER


About the Movie (studio synopsis)


Tim Story (the Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises) directs this all-new take on a legend, starring Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Kong: Skull Island), Jessie T. Usher (TV's Survivor's Remorse, Almost Christmas), Regina Hall (Girls Trip, Barbershop: The Next Cut), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Apocalypse), Matt Lauria (TV's Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), Titus Welliver (Argo, TV's Bosch), Cliff "Method Man" Smith (Keanu, Trainwreck), and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather duster, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.


Film Festival Press Release


NEW LINE CINEMA'S SHAFT SELECTED AS THE OPENING NIGHT FILM AT THE 2019 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall and More Star in the Newest Chapter of the Film Franchise

Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 2019
- New Line Cinema's action comedy Shaft will open the 2019 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on June 12 at the New World Center in Miami. Opening nationwide on June 14, the latest film in the popular franchise is directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man franchises) and stars three generations of John Shaft: Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Infinity War, Glass), Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Richard Roundtree (What Men Want); along with Regina Hall (Girls Trip). The ABFF runs from June 12-16.

The new film follows JJ--aka John Shaft, Jr. (Usher)--as he works to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death. For this he will need an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate the streets of Harlem. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather duster, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.

Shaft also stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Titus Welliver (Argo) and Cliff "Method Man" Smith (The Deuce, Keanu). The screenplay is written by Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Alex Barnow (The Goldbergs). John Davis produced the film, with Richard Brener, Josh Mack, Tim Story, Ira Napoliello, Kenya Barris, Marc S. Fischer serving as executive producers. Shaft will be in theaters nationwide June 14, 2019 and distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We are thrilled Shaft will be the opening night film at the 2019 ABFF. The original classic film helped to define a genre that revolutionized black storytelling, not only for its powerful imagery and style, but also for Isaac Hayes' award-winning soundtrack. Its impact is still significant in our culture today, and we are extremely excited to see Tim Story's rendition of this brand new multi-generational feature," says Nicole Friday, General Manager of ABFF Ventures.


Related Material






Teaser: Disney's FROZEN II



Unicorn Store
Pet Sematary
Aladdin
Toy Story 4
Bill and Ted Face the Music
Five Feet Apart
Captain Marvel
Into the Spider-Verse
The Little Mermaid
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Frozen II
Shaft
Wicked
Birds of Prey
Summer '03
The Nutcracker and the...
A Dog's Way Home
Alita: Battle Angel
The Nun
Lady Business
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Keeping Room
Raze
Hush, Hush
7500
Nobel's Last Will
MORE MOVIES

TONS OF DVD GIVEAWAYS!

Entertainment News
Weekly Top 20 Movies
Weekly Top 20 Albums
Contact Us




Anna Kendrick
Alexandra Daddario
Antje Traue
Lindsay Sloane
Angela Sarafyan
Saoirse Ronan
Teresa Palmer
Hailee Steinfeld
Odette Yustman
Grace Park
Ashley Bell
Kristen Stewart
Bridgit Mendler
Danielle Panabaker
Helena Mattsson
Carla Gugino
Jessica Biel
AnnaSophia Robb
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Emmy Rossum
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Angelina Jolie
Keira Knightley
Alison Lohman
Hilary Swank
Evan Rachel Wood
Nicole Kidman
Piper Perabo
Heather Graham
Shawnee Smith
Kristen Bell
Blake Lively
Elizabeth Banks
Camilla Belle
Rachel McAdams
Jewel Staite
Katie Stuart
Michelle Trachtenberg
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jessica Alba
Famke Janssen
Elisabeth Shue
Cameron Diaz
Shannon Elizabeth
Salma Hayek
Emily Perkins





Interview: Liana Liberato on 1 MILE TO YOU


Stephen King's Pet Sematary



RADIOFREE.COM - MOVIE COVERAGE - BOX OFFICE - GIVEAWAYS - TWITTER






© 1997-2019 RadioFree.com
8044-523340