Warner Bros. has set its “Shaft” sequel for June 14, 2019, and given its Sarah Paulson-Ansel Elgort drama “The Goldfinch” an Oct. 11, 2019, opening.
“Shaft” stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher as father and son along with Alexandra Shipp. Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Jackson is reprising the role he played in the 2000 “Shaft” reboot of the original 1971 blaxploitation film, starring Richard Roundtree.
Usher portrays an FBI agent and a cyber expert, and the partnership with his father is an uneasy collision of old school meets new school. Producers are John Davis and Barris. New Line will have North American rights and Netflix will have international rights.
Paulson and Elgort star in “The Goldfinch” along with “Dunkirk” actor Aneurin Barnard. Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning book, “The Goldfinch” tells the story of a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum that kills his mother. He goes on to live in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and becomes involved in art forgeries.