Jessie T Usher Is Son Of Shaft

Jessie T. Usher

by James White |
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Another new version of Shaft has been in the works for a little while now – and Ride Along director Tim Story was recruited to make it in January. Now we have casting information, and the new movie – Son Of Shaft – will be playing up the generational angle, with Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher all taking roles.

Roundtree, of course, famously originated the character in the 1971 classic. Jackson was another John Shaft in the 2000 reboot, this time the nephew of the original. Now here comes Usher, still best known for Independence Day: Resurgence as the son of Jackson's character. He's an FBI agent, trained in high tech crime and is forced to team up with his old man in a clash of cultures and after a long estrangement.

Story should have the cameras rolling later this year, with Kenya Barris on script duty. Usher can also be found on US TV in Survivor's Remorse, which returned to screens this past weekend.

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