Shaft is an American action comedy developed by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. It was released in theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures while Netflix own international streaming rights for its platform.
The 2019 movie shares its name with the former movie franchise that aired in the early 1970's Shaft, Shaft's Big Score! and Shaft in Africa.
- "When the son he doesn't know comes to him for help, badass private eye John Shaft discovers his offspring is anything but a chip off the old block"
- —Netflix Synopsis
The movie follows John Shaft Jr., an MIT educated FBI security expert who is investigating the untimely death of his best friend. He enlists the help of his father, the notorious John Shaft — who was absent throughout his childhood — to help him navigate the criminal underground surrounding Harlem, New York. It is slowly revealed that Shaft has an agenda of his own to settle, whether this be professional or personal.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft
- Jessie T. Usher as John Shaft Jr.
- Richard Roundtree as John Shaft Sr.|John Shaft, Sr.
- Alexandra Shipp as Sasha Arias
- Regina Hall as Maya Babanikos
- Matt Lauria as Major Gary Cutworth
- Titus Welliver as Special Agent Vietti
- Method Man as Freddie P
- Isaach de Bankolé as Pierro Carrera|Pierro 'Gordito' Carrera
- Avan Jogia as Karim Hassan
- Robbie Jones as Sergeant Keith Williams
- Lauren Vélez as Bennie Rodriguez
- Adrienne C. Moore as Ms. Pepper
- Leland L. Jones as Ron