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Samuel L. Jackson Brings 3 Generations of 'Shaft' to NYC Premiere

Samuel L. Jackson suited up for the premiere of Shaft!

The 70-year-old actor hit the red carpet at the event on Monday night (June 10) at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City.

He was also joined by Richard Roundtree, who starred in the original 1971 film, and newcomer Jessie T. Usher, who is playing Samuel‘s son.

Other cast in attendance included Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall and Avan Jogia.

The cast also got support from Spike Lee, Cedric the Entertainer, Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson.

Make sure to check out the trailer for Shaft!

Shaft hits theaters on June 14th.

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Samuel L. Jackson Stars in 'Shaft' - Watch the Trailer!

Samuel L. Jackson stars in the new trailer for Shaft, which you can watch right here!

The upcoming Tim Story-directed action-comedy is set for release on June 14, and also stars Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.

Here’s a plot summary: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.

Watch the trailer below!

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Taraji P. Henson Can Hear What Men Are Thinking in 'What Men Want' Trailer - Watch Now!

Taraji P. Henson can hear what men are thinking in the brand new trailer for What Men Want!

Here’s a synopsis of the movie: Ali Davis (Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tamala Jones, Max Greenfield, Erykah Badu, and more also star.

If you don’t know, the film is a reboot of the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

The movie hits theaters on January 11, 2019.

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Three Generations of 'Shaft' Actors Film in Matching Costumes!

Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, and Richard Roundtree wear matching outfits while filming a scene for the upcoming Shaft movie on Saturday (February 17) in New York City.

The guys are playing three generations of the famous character. Richard starred in the original 1971 film Shaft and its two sequels.

Samuel rebooted the series in 2000 while playing Richard‘s nephew.

Jessie is joining the franchise this time around as Samuel‘s son, “a young cyber expert FBI agent who, despite being estranged from his father, is forced to work with him on a case. It becomes a collision between old school and new school,” according to Deadline.

FYI: The guys are wearing Musika Frère coats.

10+ pictures inside from the set of ShaftMore Here! »

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