Regina King to Direct ‘Bitter Root,’ Adaptation of Harlem Renaissance-Set Comic Book

Regina King to Direct ‘Bitter Root,’ Adaptation of Harlem Renaissance-Set Comic Book
Regina King has been tapped to direct “Bitter Root,” a film adaptation of the Harlem Renaissance-set comic book series.

Along with directing, King will produce the movie for Legendary Pictures. Additional producers include “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian of Proximity Media.

The comic book creators, David F. Walker, Sanford Green and Chuck Brown, will executive produce the film adaptation with Drapetomedia’s Sean Owolo.

Set during the vibrant Harlem Renaissance of 1924, “Bitter Root” follows a fractured family of once-great monster hunters who face 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 humans into monsters. With most of the kin dead, the surviving Sangeryes have the unenviable choice to save or kill the creatures in hopes of thwarting an invasion.

Bryan Edward Hill,
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