Regina King Sets Her Next Directorial Feature with “Bitter Root”

Regina King at the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards in March.
Regina King at the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards in March. Photo by Courtesy of NAACP/Shutterstock (11834622at)

Regina King breached out to directing with her acclaimed debut One Night in Miami, and she’s ready for its follow-up. The Oscar-winning actress set her next directorial effort with the adaptation of the comic book series Bitter Root.

According to the official logline, this film will be set during the Harlem Renaissance of 1924 and center on “a fractured family of once-great monster hunters who face an unimaginable evil that descends upon New York City.” It’s based on the comic book series of the same name, created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene, and Chuck Brown.

This announcement comes shortly after King hit the award season trail with her directorial feature debut One Night in Miami. She was nominated for the best director trophy at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, but failed to score a nod in the same category at the Oscars.

King will also be credited as one of the producers of Bitter Root. She’s also attached to the upcoming Netflix movie The Harder They Fall, also starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, and Lakeith Stanfield.