Regina King to Direct 'Bitter Root' Comic Book Movie

Bitter Root will be Regina King's second feature film after One Night in Miami.


Oscar-winning actress and highly acclaimed director Regina King is taking on a new directorial project as she has been tapped to direct Bitter Root, an adaptation of the acclaimed Image Comics series of the same name.


This film will follow up her acclaimed historical drama One Night in Miami which earned her three Oscar nominations. The film, described as a kind of "Meet the Blades" for vampire hunters, is set in 1924 during the Harlem Renaissance and follows a family of monster hunters that defend New York City against evil forces that threaten to turn humans into creatures.


Bitter Root is an ongoing comic series that follows the Sangerye family, known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, who specialize in healing hateful souls. Bitter Root, written by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green draws on the races and cultures of New York in the 1920s to tell the story of the Sangeryes, a family of the infamous monsters who fight plague creatures that turn New Yorkers into murderous beasts.


Other producers include Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian. This isn't King's first foray into the world of comic books as she also starred in HBO's Watchmen, but now she's behind the camera.


As an actress, King won the Oscar 2019 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sharon Rogers in Barry Jenkins in Beale Street Talk and is a four-time Emmy winner.