Jackson to Play Chris Rock’s Father in New ‘Saw’ Movie

Samuel L. Jackson Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols Join Saw Cast

In May, we learned that Chris Rock (yes, you read that correctly) was joining the franchise to produce and provide the story for the next film, which will apparently act as another reboot/expansion of the series.

Also joining the film's cast are Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols, along with Rock.

"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". Anyway, Jackson is 16 years older than Rock, so it's not Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams-level ridiculous that they're playing father-son... unless it turns out Jackson was Billy the Puppet all along!

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The veteran actor, 70, is set to play the father of Chris Rock's police detective character in a revamped version of the grizzly crime series. "When Chris came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in", Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate's said.

In the initial announcement for this reboot, there was talk of trying to really make it feel like "an event film for horror fans", and adding a titan like Jackson will certainly help. The most recent movie was 2017's "Jigsaw", which earned $100 million worldwide.

It's also been confirmed that the film will be produced by longtime Saw producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules - who are back once again to shepherd this re-imagining, which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed three of the most successful films in the Saw franchise. The new "Saw" will be in theaters October 23, 2020. Just in time for Halloween.

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