In her first film since receiving critical acclaim for her debut, One Night in Miami, Academy Award winner Regina King is set to direct a monster-filled, 1920s-set race-themed comic book adaptation, Bitter Root.
“Bitter Root is set in 1924 during the Harlem Renaissance and tells of the Sangeryes, a family of once-great monster hunters, who face an evil that descends upon New York.”
Along with directing, King will also produce the project along with Reina King via their Royal Ties banner. The two join a producing team that includes Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian, who are producing via their shingle, Proximity Media. Per Legendary’s announcement,
“For generations, the Sangeryes have hunted and cured those infected by a supernatural force that feeds off of prejudice and transforms humans into monsters. But with most of the family gone, the remaining Sangeryes disagree over saving or killing the monsters.”
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