Regina King (Ray, Jerry Maguire) has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins's If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel and the writer/director's follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight. Deadline reported that King, "who is also a filmmaker, will play a key role in the film opposite Stephan James and newcomer KiKi Layne." Shooting is currently underway in New York.
King has recently been on ABC's American Crime series, which garnered her three Emmy Award nominations and two wins. As a director, she has helmed upcoming episodes of NBC's hit This Is Us and Showtime's Shameless. Her past directing credits include TNT's Animal Kingdom and episodes of ShondaLand's Scandal.