New Line Cinema has released the first official trailer for SHAFT and we can dig it! The film stars the “original” John Shaft Richard Roundtree, film icon Samuel L. Jackson and Survivor’s Remorse actor Jessie T. Usher.
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.
SHAFT also stars Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver and Cliff “Method Man” Smith. The film is produced by John Davis and directed by Tim Story.
SHAFT is written by Kenya Barris & Alex Barnow and is based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman.
It arrives in theaters on June 14.