Method Man Joins ‘Shaft’ Cast
Fresh off of “The Deuce,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’ Shaft reboot.
Samuel L. Jackson is reprising the role he first played in the 2000 film update directed by John Singleton, while Jessie T. Usher has been cast to play Shaft’s son, who, after long being estranged from his father, finds himself teamed up with his dad. Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Richard Roundtree also star.
Smith will play an old friend of John Shaft’s (Jackson) from the neighborhood.
Tim Story is helming the pic from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. John Davis and Barris are producing, while Marc Fischer and Ira Napoliello are executive producing.
The new film is slated for release on June 14, 2019.
Congrats to Meth!