Shaft Movie

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Who's Involved:

Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall, Tim Story, John Davis, Alexandra Shipp, Marc Fischer, Method Man, Marc S. Fischer, Josh Mack, Jessie Usher, Titus Welliver, Richard Brener, Kenya Barris, Richard Roundtree, Alex Barnow, Ira Napoliello, Matt Lauria

Release Date:

Friday, June 14 , 2019

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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Shaft Plot: What's the story?

Shaft is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. 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 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.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Shaft?

  1. It will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Netflix (2/7/19).
  2. Jessie T. Usher will play the progeny of detective John Shaft whom will once again be played by Samuel L. Jackson (, 8/17/17).
  3. says the idea is to reinvigorate the franchise with a focus on the son of the cool private eye who always finds himself navigating the gray terrain between the law and organized crime in New York City (1/20/17).
  4. Reboot of the 2000 film. Based on the 1971 film written by Ernest Tidyman and John D.F. Black.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Shaft?

A look at the Shaft behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Story last directed Ride Along 2 and Think Like A Man Too. The film's writer Kenya Barris last wrote Girls Trip and White Men Can't Jump.


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Production Timeline: When did the Shaft come together?

On or about March 7, 2019 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about November 26, 2018 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 20, 2017 • The film was in Production status.

Starts filming December 2017.

On or about August 20, 2017 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Gearing up to begin production in late 2017.

On or about January 20, 2017 • The film was in Development status.

Ride Along 2 director Tim Story is on-board to direct the reboot of Shaft.

On or about February 19, 2015 • The film was in Announced status.

New Line has acquired the rights to the Shaft franchise and is developing a reboot.

Shaft Release Date: When was it released?

Shaft was released in 2019 on Friday, June 14, 2019 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 19 other movies released on the same date, including Men in Black: International, The Dead Don't Die and Daughter Of The Wolf.
United States
June 14, 2019 Nationwide
June 14, 2019

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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