Alexandra Shipp is in negotiations to star in New Line’s “Shaft” sequel opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher as father and son.
Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Jackson is reprising the role he played in the 2000 “Shaft” reboot of the original 1971 blaxploitation film, starring Richard Roundtree.
Usher portrays an FBI agent and a cyber expert, and the partnership with his father is an uneasy collision of old school meets new school. Producers are John Davis and Barris. New Line will have North American rights and Netflix will have international rights.
Production is due to commence in December. Shipp’s credits include “Straight Outta Compton” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” and she stars in the