Legendary has closed a deal for Regina King to direct and produce the feature adaptation of Bitter Root, the acclaimed Image Comics series created by David F. Walker & Sanford Greene and indie veteran Chuck Brown. King will also produce with Reina King via their Royal Ties banner, alongside Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media. Walker, Greene, Brown and Drapetomedia’s Sean Owolo will executive produce. Bryan Edward Hill is currently rewriting the draft.
The story is set during the vibrant Harlem Renaissance of 1924, when a fractured family of once-great monster hunters faces 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 human beings into hideous monsters. With most of the family dead, and the surviving Sangeryes at odds between saving or killing the creatures, they must overcome the wounds of the past in the hopes of thwarting an invasion.
The acclaimed series received nominations for a 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Series and a 2019 Ringo award for Best Series.
King is coming off her acclaimed directing debut on the Amazon Studios pic One Night In Miami, for which she was nominated for a DGA Award and an NAACP Image Award; the film also received three Oscar nominations. As an actress, she won the 2019 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and is a four-time Emmy winner. She is represented by ICM Partners, John Carrabino, and Gang, Tyre, Brown & Passman, Inc.
Hill recently adapted Black for Studio 8 and Warner Bros and is adapting Power Rangers for eOne and Hasbro. He is represented by Verve, Heroes and Villains Entertainment, and Jackoway Austen.
The Hollywood Reporter new issue of multiple covers is dedicated to the most powerful stylists. Among the examples they added Regina King and her Oscar look. Enjoy the HQ Digital Scans.
Two videos of Regina King opening and presenting at the Oscars 2021 have now been added to the site. Enjoy!
As we all knew Regina King attended (in person) the 93rd Academy Awards as a presenter in a beautiful Louis Vuitton gown matched to a set of Forevermark Jewelry. Enjoy the photos I collected and added to the gallery!
The gallery has been updated with HQ Digital Scans of Regina King in the EW issue of the Oscars. Enjoy!
Regina King, Viola Davis, and Chloé Zhao took time during their cover shoots to ask each other questions. While Davis reveals to King what situation she’d “consider to be the most miserable experience,” King tells Zhao about her search for actors with a command presence, and Zhao closes the loop by explaining to Davis how her film might’ve impacted tourism to South Dakota.
Congratulations to Regina King for winning the Best Director category at the African American Film Critics Association’s Awards Ceremony. Take a look at a few photos!