Samuel L. Jackson has joined the Saw reboot which stars Chris Rock.
The Saw franchise revolves John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films.
Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Jackson is set to play his father. Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale) will play Rock’s partner while Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) will play a police captain.
Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group released the following statement:
“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 the next level of ‘Saw’ on full tilt.”
Saw will be released on Oct. 23, 2020.