Actress Regina King to direct the adaptation of ‘Bitter Root’

The Academy Award-winning actor and director Regina King is all set to direct and produce the film adaptation of Bitter Root, the famous Image Comics series created by David F.Walker, Sanford Green, and Chuck Brown.

King will also produce the movie for Legendary Pictures. Director Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media will serve as additional producers.

The series is set in the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family, once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, can save New York and the world from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But those days are fading and the once-great family that specialised in curing the souls of those infected by racism and hate has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them; they must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

The comic earned an Eisner nomination in 2019 for the Best New Series and a Ringo for Best Series.

Walker, Green and Brown will executive produce the movie with Bryan Edward re-writing a draft of the screenplay.

King is well known for her directorial debut in One Night in Miami, the movie credited with three Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe award for Best Director. She also holds Primetime Emmy Awards for her acting in the movie If Beale Street Could Talk and HBO series Watchman.


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