Emmy Award winning actress Regina King has joined the upcoming Barry Jenkins film If Beale Street Could Talk.   This film will follow Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Best Motion Picture Moonlight.

Adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel by the same name, the story is about a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while pregnant with the couple’s first child.

King, will play a key role in the film opposite Stephan James and newcomer KiKi Layne in the film which is underway in New York.

Earlier this year, King inked a two-year deal with ABC.  She recently starred on the networks award winning series American Crime, and is the winner of back-to-back Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Emmys for the for the show’s first two seasons.  She recently signed on to star in the upcoming Netflix crime drama, Seven Seconds, and joined FX drama series No Place Safe created and executive produced by John Ridley.  In addition to countless acting roles, King has directed multiple series such as ABC’s Scandal and The Catch, TNT’s Animal Kingdom, OWN’s Greenleaf, Fox’s Pitch, NBC’s hit series This is Us, Showtime’s critically acclaimed Shameless, and episodes of ShondaLand’s Scandal.

Great news for Regina and we’re excited to witness what’s next for her!