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‘True Detective’ Director Teams with John Legend for ‘The Black Count’ Feature Film

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HBO’s “True Detective” director will team up with John Legend for a new feature film.

Since the hit series ‘True Detective’ Cary Fukunaga has become one of the most sought after director’s in Hollywood. According to Deadline, he is teaming with John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. partner Mike Jackson, to create a feature film version of  The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony.

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Get Lifted have optioned the Pulitzer-winning 2012 biography written by Tom Reiss that chronicles the life and adventures of French Revolution-era General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Jackson and Ty Stiklorius will produce the pic with Fukunaga’s Parliament of Owls. Legend, his manager Troy Carter and Sony’s Josh Bratman will serve as executive producers.

“Cary’s exceptional talent as a writer/director will bring to life all of the action and drama that have made The Black Count such a compelling read,” Michael De Luca, who is overseeing the pic for Sony told me today. “He’s got a great take on the material and we’re thrilled to be working with him, John, Thais, Troy and Mike,” added the Columbia Pictures President of Production.

The movie centers on a French nobleman and a salve woman from Africa. Dumas becomes the highest ranking person of color to ever serve in any European army. Dumas was also the first non-white to become a brigadier general in the French Military. Dumas’ accomplishments were used as the basis for the novels written by his son, Alexandre Dumas the writer of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.

What do you think of the upcoming movie? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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