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X-Men's Alexandra Shipp in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft

Although she may not be bringing her weather-based powers along with her, Deadline reports that Alexandra Shipp , who played Storm in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, is in final negotiations to join the cast of SHAFT, a continuation of the blaxploitation franchise which began in 1971. The new SHAFT film will star Jessie T. Usher as John Shaft. Jr, the son of Samuel L. Jackson 's...
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11.20.2017
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New Shaft reboot will focus on Shaft's "cyber expert" son

So Netflix is producing another SHAFT reboot, almost a two decades after the 2000 reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson in the titular role. However, just as the 2000 film was more sequel than reboot (Jackson was the nephew to the original Shaft, played in all films by Richard Roundtree ), so too is this a sequel to the 2000 film, with Jackson reprising his role as that version of...
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10.02.2017
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Jessie T. Usher to play son of Shaft; Jackson and Roundtree to reprise

Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? (Shaft) Ya damn right! Word on the street is that New Line and director  Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher as the offspring of detective John Shaft for the studio's forthcoming SON OF SHAFT. I can dig that, man. What I can also groove on is that Samuel L. Jackson is...
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08.18.2017
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Cast This: Shaft

In 1971 a little movie called SHAFT, directed by Gordon Parks , was released and, subsequently, gave prominence to the American Blaxploitation genre making Detective John Shaft a household name. Fast forward 45 years and we’re on our way to a reboot! The original film is mostly an action piece with elements of film noir that follows the story of private detective, John...
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04.08.2016
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John Singleton to helm the Tupac Shakur biopic

I do love me a good music biopic. I keep hearing about all these great musical biopics but only a small chunk of them have been pushed out. One we are hearing about again is for Tupac Shakur . John Singleton , who directed Shakur in POETIC JUSTICE will be the one to helm his biopic. The director said this of the rapper/actor who passed away in 1996: Tupac was the guy...
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02.12.2014
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...John Singleton!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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08.19.2013
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Awfully Good: 2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Director: John Singleton Stars: Paul Walker , Tyrese Gibson , Eva Mendes Brian O'Conner must reconnect with an old flame in order to take down a drug kingpin and get his life back. Oh, how far we've come. To think that this franchise eventually evolved from this movie in to FAST FIVE and FURIOUS SIX is...
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05.22.2013
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