Actress turned director Regina King is to follow up her directorial debut of ‘One Night in Miami’ with the adaptation of the comic book series ‘Bitter Root.’
The story is set during the vibrant Harlem Renaissance of 1924, and it follows a fractured family of once-great monster hunters who face an unimaginable evil that descends upon New York City. For generations, the Sangeryes have hunted and cured those infected by a supernatural force that feeds off the prejudice of the era, transforming humans into monsters. With most of the kin dead, the surviving Sangeryes have the unenviable choice to save or kill the creatures in hopes of thwarting an invasion.
King will also produce the movie for Legendary Pictures, Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media also serve as producers.
Bryan Edward Hill is currently rewriting a draft of the screenplay.
King made her directorial debut with ‘One Night in Miami’, a fictionalized account of a meeting between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke. The picture won her nominations for both a Golden Globe and Oscar. Her most recent on-screen credits include ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and the HBO series ‘Watchman.’