Alexandra Shipp In Talks To Join ‘Shaft’
Alexandra Shipp is in final negotiations as the female lead in the reboot of Shaft, according to reports. Shipp will join Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree (who starred in the original) and Jesse T. Usher. The project is being directed by Tim Story, with producers John Davis and Kenya Barris. The production goes before the cameras next month.
Shaft‘s new storyline: Working for the FBI, estranged from his father and determined not to be anything like him, John Shaft Jr. reluctantly enlists his father’s help to find out who killed his best friend Karim and bring down a drug-trafficking/money-laundering operation in NYC.
Shipp is known for her roles in Straight Outta Compton and X-Men: Apocalypse.