Box Office: $18.8M
PRINCIPAL CASTSamuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Avan Jogia, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Luna Lauren Velez, Method Man, Isaach De Bankole, Sylvia Jefferies, Jose Alfredo Fernandez, Jessica Medina, Ian Casselberry, Athena Akers
WRITERAlex Barnow, Kenya Barris
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cybersecurity 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.
pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity