Regina Hall Joins ‘Shaft’ Reboot
Actress Regina Hill has officially joined the cast of New Line Cinema’s upcoming Shaft reboot. The latest installment comes 17 years after Samuel L. Jackson revived the cult classic and will feature Jessie T. Usher as the successor to the Shaft throne. Regina is reportedly set to play Baby Shaft’s (Usher) mother.
The rebooted flick will follow Usher’s character, a nerdy FBI agent who reluctantly enlists the help of his father (John Shaft) in solving one of his cases. The script will be penned by Tim Story, while Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow have been brought on as co-directors.
Shooting on the Son of Shaft has already begun and New Line lists its release date as May 2019. Other upcoming projects featuring Regina include The Hate You Give, Support the Girls and Crush.