Hold on to those butts, Samuel L. Jackson has been confirmed as a cast member of the newest entry in the Saw franchise confirmed by Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
According to Variety, he said, “We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the ‘Saw’ canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is next level of ‘Saw’ on full tilt.”
The new films comes from a story treatment from actor and comedian Chris Rock and is a reboot for the franchise following the original seven entries beginning in 2004 and running until 2010, and then brought back in 2017 with Jigsaw.
Word of Jackson’s starring role first surfaced on Reddit, along with photos from the set following the commencement of filming.
Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of brutal crimes and Jackson will portray his father. Joining the cast will also be Max Minghella who will play William Schenk, his partner and Marisol Nichols will play Capt. Angie Garza, his boss.
Currently Jackson can be seen once again as Nick Fury in in the newly released Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The film will be produced by longtime Saw franchise runners Mark Burg and Oren Koules who are returning to oversee this new take that is set to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed three of the most successful films in the franchise.
Executive producers will be Rock, long-time Saw executive producer Daniel Heffner and the original creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
The new Saw film will be released on October 23, 2020.