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Regina Hall in Talks to Join Samuel L. Jackson in 'Shaft' Sequel
Regina Hall is in negotiations to join New Line Cinema's Shaft sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Tim Story is directing the movie, which is seen as a continuation of the story of the private detective that first appeared in the 1971 blaxploitation action pic that became a pop culture phenomenon. Samuel L. Jackson is reprising the role he first played in John Singleton's 2000 update, with Jessie T. Usher playing Shaft's son. Hall is in talks to play Shaft's former love interest and Usher's onscreen mother. Alexandra Shipp and the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, are among the confirmed cast.
Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow wrote the script. Barris is also producing with John Davis, with Marc Fischer and Ira Napoliello serving as executive producers. The movie is scheduled for a June 14, 2019, release.
Hall most recently starred in Universal's hit comedy Girls Trip and appeared on HBO's Insecure and ABC's Black-ish. Her upcoming films include Fox 2000's adaptation of The Hate U Give and Andrew Bujalski's indie comedy Support the Girls. She is repped by ICM and Principato-Young Entertainment.