Actor Jessie T. Usher to star in Shaft revamp

Actor Jessie T. Usher has been cast to portray detective John Shaft's son in Tim Story's reboot of the classic film.

Son of Shaft is scheduled to start production later this year (17), with Independence Day: Resurgence star Usher expected to join Richard Roundtree, who portrayed the character in the original 1971 Gordon Parks film, and Samuel L. Jackson, who played his nephew in a 2000 remake from John Singleton, who are both in negotiations to reprise their roles.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has written the script for the film, which features Usher's character reuniting with his father on a law enforcement case, reports

John Davis was previously recruited to direct the remake, before Story took over the project.