Regina King continues to make her mark on Hollywood!
And, after several years directing popular TV shows like ‘Being Mary Jane’ and ‘This is Us,” next up for the Oscar-winning actress will be directing her first made-for-the-big-screen movie! It’s an adaptation of “One Night in Miami,” a play about Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, according to the Observer.
The play was written by author Kemp Powers in 2013, who also penned the screenplay to the film.
Powers won the 2013 Ted Schmitt Award for outstanding world premiere of a new, along with 3 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, 4 NAACP Theatre Awards and an LA Weekly Theater Award.
The play is a fictional story of a real night, 25 February 1964 when they met in real life to celebrate ‘Cassius Clay’s’ surprise title win over Sonny Liston in a Miami hotel room, while being watched over by Nation of Islam security.
Filming starts later this year or early 2020.
Meantime, King is getting rave reviews for her role as a police officer by day and super-hero by night on HBO’s ‘Watchman.’
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) October 27, 2019