Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Upcoming Saw Reboot

The new film finally has its first casting details as a number of stars officially come on board.

By Chris Morse

It looks like the upcoming Chris Rock-produced reboot of Saw finally has its first confirmed cast members, with the comedian himself taking on the leading role of a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Joining him is the legendary Samuel L. Jackson, who will be playing the part of the detective's father, though it remains to be seen how much involvement his character will have.

Also coming on board is Max Minghella (The Handmaid's Tale) as the partner of Rock's character and Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) as a police captain. Further plot details are still being kept under wraps, but fans can expect everything they want to see from a Saw film, from deadly traps and clever clues to a heavy sense of suspense. There is plenty of excitement about this project around the studio.

For this Saw reboot, comedian Chris Rock's story ideas have been adapted to screenplay by Jigsaw writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV) directing. Joining Rock as executive producer is Daniel Heffner, who has a long history of his own with the franchise, along with franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannel. Producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules are back in the fold for this new project as well.

Little is known about the plot of the film so far, but starring is comedian Chris Rock as a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes, Samuel L. Jackson as his father, Max Minghella (The Handmaid's Tale) as the detective's partner, and Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) as a police captain.

There's no word yet on any release date, but filming has only just gotten underway. Be sure to follow Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this project and the Saw franchise as a whole.

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