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Samuel L. Jackson is set to play Chris Rock’s dad in a new ‘Saw’

Posted at 6:52 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 09:51:20-04

Samuel L. Jackson reportedly has joined the cast of the “Saw” reboot.

Jackson is set to play Chris Rock‘s father in the latest iteration from the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures horror franchise, Deadline reports. 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.

Jackson, known as one of Hollywood’s hardest working men, stars in three films this summer.

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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.

The latest “Saw” will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed three of seven films in the franchise.

It’s scheduled to release on October 23, 2020.