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Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

  • What it's about: This historical account tells the true story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the highest-ranking person of color to serve in a European army, and also the father of the Count of Monte Cristo's author.
  • Who's starring: It hasn't been cast yet, but True Detective's Cary Fukunaga is directing and John Legend is producing.

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