ZQ Entertainment has announced it has acquired the rights to Black Cotton Star, that will be scripted by Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab, for Reginald Hudlin to direct.
Black Cotton Star: A Graphic Novel of World War II (Pegasus Books), written by Yves Sente and illustrated by Steve Cuzor, tells the story of how a Revolutionary War-era secret sends three Black soldiers on an epic quest across 1940s Europe to recover a piece of American history – the first American flag.
Philadelphia, 1776: George Washington asks Betsy Ross to design the first flag of the future United States of America. Her housemaid, Angela Brown, adds to it a secret tribute to the Black community: a Black cotton star that she slips under one of the white ones.
Dover, 1944: A soldier named Lincoln receives a letter from his sister back home that reveals Angela Brown’s memoirs, and wonders if the star that she mentions truly exists. His superiors seem to think so. In light of this revelation, Lincoln and two other Black soldiers set out on a dangerous mission, ranging from liberated Paris to the snow-covered Ardennes, seeking answers – and the ultimate prize.
Black Cotton Star is available now from Pegasus Books.