CASTING NEWS: Samuel L. Jackson will play Chris Rock’s father in ‘Saw’ reboot

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The eight-film franchise centers on the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has played the Jigsaw Killer in all of the previous installments.

The new Saw is set to debut October 23, 2020.