Samuel L. Jackson is joining the cast of the “Saw” reboot to play Chris Rock’s father.
The sequel is the latest iteration from the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures horror franchise. Rock is also producing the film and helped devise the story, with a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Production has begun in Toronto. The movie will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed three of seven films in the franchise.
In the “Saw” reboot, Rock plays a police detective who sets out to investigate some gnarly crimes. Max Minghella plays William Schenk, Rock’s partner, and Marisol Nichols plays Capt. Angie Garza, Rock’s boss.
“Saw” is scheduled for release on October 23, 2020.
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