Earlier today, Warner Bros. Pictures released a new restricted trailer for the upcoming movie, Shaft starring Jessie Usher and Samuel L. Jackson. It shows all three generations of him.
The synopsis reads:
JJ a.k.a 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 coat, 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 is directed by Tim Story and written by Kenya Barris alongside Alex Barnow. The film is based on the Ernest Tidyman’s novel of the infamous character. It’s executive produced also by Story, Barris, Ira Napoliello, Marc S. Fischer, Richard Brener, and Josh Mack.
Shaft also stars Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Richard Roundtree. The movie will be released in theaters everywhere June 14.