Shaft is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Avan Jogia, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Isaach De Bankolé and others.

Watch the official trailer for Shaft

Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 released the trailer:
SHAFT - Restricted Trailer .

What is Shaft about?

In 1989, NYPD Detective John Shaft II, his wife Maya (Regina Hall), and his infant son John "JJ" Shaft III survive an assassination attempt by drug lord Pierro "Gordito" Carrera. Concerned that Shaft's lifestyle will put them in danger, Maya moves upstate and raises JJ (Jessie T. Usher) on her own. Twenty-five years later, Shaft has quit the NYPD to become a PI and JJ is a rookie FBI analyst and cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT. After Karim, his childhood friend and former US Army soldier, is said to have died because of a heroin overdose, JJ concludes he must have been murdered. JJ travels to Harlem to investigate Manuel, the drug dealer who sold the heroin that Karim allegedly bought, but is violently ejected from his property. While being treated for a minor injury in the hospital by doctor Sasha (Alexandra Shipp), JJ's other childhood friend and his unrequited crush, he shows her Karim's toxicology report. She notes that the amount of heroin in Karim's system would have killed him long before he could have taken that much by himself, suggesting that he was indeed murdered. With no other recourse, JJ turns to his father for aid. Shaft agrees to help after realizing that JJ's case may lead him to Gordito (Isaach de Bankolé).
The two begin investigating together, but JJ's progressive white collar outlook on life clashes with Shaft's old-school street ways. After confronting Manuel, the Shafts investigate "Brothers Watching Brothers", the drug rehab clinic Karim helped create with fellow ex-soldiers Cutworth, Williams and Dominguez. There they learn that Karim stopped going to rehab in favor of attending services at a mosque currently under suspicion by the FBI for terrorism.

Who's in the Shaft cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Shaft.

Samuel L. Jackson John Shaft a private investigator and former NYPD detective, father of JJ Shaft and son of John Shaft, Sr
Jessie T. Usher JJ Shaft an FBI computer analyst, estranged son of John Shaft and grandson of John Shaft, Sr
Regina Hall Maya Babanikos JJ's mother and John Shaft's ex-wife
Richard Roundtree John Shaft Sr., legendary private investigator, father of John Shaft II and grandfather of JJ Shaft
Alexandra Shipp Sasha Arias medical doctor, JJ's female best friend and love interest
Matt Lauria Major Gary Cutworth Karim's partner in the rehab centre, a drug smuggler
Titus Welliver Special Agent Vietti JJ's FBI boss
Avan Jogia Karim Hassan JJ's male best friend, a recovering addict helping fellow returning soldiers
Method Man Freddy P. (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Isaach De Bankolé Pierro 'Gordito' Carrera
Robbie Jones Sergeant Keith Williams
Aaron Dominguez Staff Sergeant Eddie Dominguez
Ian Casselberry Manuel Orozco
Almeera Jiwa Anam
Amato D'Apolito Farik Bahar
Leland L. Jones Ron (as Leland Jones)
Jalyn Hall Harlem Kid
Sylvia Jefferies Once Beautiful Woman
Whit Coleman Butch Lesbian Girl
Chivonne Michelle Baby
Tashiana Washington Sugar
Philip Fornah Jacked Dude
Laticia Lee Cocktail Waitress (as Laticia Rolle)
Ryan King Scales Male Secretary
Tywayne Wheatt Portly Doorman
Kenny Barr Cop (Thomas)
Mike Dunston News Anchor
Jordan Preston Carter 5-8 Year Old JJ
Nyah Marie Johnson 5-8 Year Old Sasha
Joey Mekyten 5-8 Year Old Karim
Sawyer Schultz Mike Mitchell
Esmeree Sterling Cute Bartender
Jose Miguel Vasquez FBI Employee
Gabriel 'G-Rod' Rodriguez Goon (as Gabriel G-Rod Rodriguez)
Keith Brooks Drunk Disorderly Man
DominiQue MrsGiJane Williams Beautiful Woman
Michael Shikany Older Man in Mosque
Lucia Scarano Lady in Line
Greta Quispe Employee
Heather Seiffert Hostess
Charles Green Hallway Man
Dorothi Fox Old Lady Neighbor
Adrienne C. Moore Ms. Pepper
Shakur Sozahdah Worshiper
Luna Lauren Vélez Bennie Rodriguez Gordito's money launderer

When is Shaft released in cinemas?

The film Shaft was scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) by Warner Bros. Pictures (United States), Netflix (International), New Line Cinema, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

What are Shaft film specifications?

The duration of the film is 112 minutes. With a budget of $30 - 35 million, the film grossed over $21.4 million.

The film Shaft is rated with "R" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about Shaft?

Shaft got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 33/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about Shaft you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: Shaft

Wikipedia: Shaft (2019 film)

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