Regina King to make big-screen directorial debut with One Night in Miami

Regina King will make her feature-directing debut with One Night In Miami.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has previously directed episodes of Scandal, Shameless, The Good Doctor and This Is Us, and the star has lined up the movie as her first big-screen directorial project.
One Night in Miami is an adaptation of Kemp Powers’ play of the same name, which details the night that boxer Cassius Clay – aka Muhammad Ali – activist Malcolm X, soul singer Sam Cooke and American football player Jim Brown met at a Miami motel in 1964, as Clay celebrated his shock world heavyweight championship victory against Sonny Liston.
Kemp’s play explored the possibility of what the men, all later recognised as cultural icons, may have discussed as they fought for equality in the face of racism and white supremacy during the 1960s civil rights movement.
According to Deadline, the movie will be set to Cooke’s iconic music, including his ’60s anthem A Change Is Gonna Come.
King, who won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role in last year’s If Beale Street Could Talk, will next be seen on screen in Damon Lindelof‘s new HBO series Watchmen, which is based on the graphic DC Comics book of the same name.