Denzel Washington is back in the director’s chair for Michael B. Jordan and Chanté Adams in the upcoming war-torn family drama A Journal for Jordan.
The film is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy’s memoir “A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor.” It is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Jordan), who writes letters to his newborn son, also named Jordan while serving in the military. King was assassinated in Iraq in 2006 when his son was just seven months old, but his wife Canedy, represented by Chanté Adams in the film, retains all of the heartfelt letters in a book for their baby.
According to Michael B. Jordan, who is known for his action films, “It was a good change of pace. I’ve done a lot of physical roles because that’s been my appetite. I’m 34; the last seven years have been (about) physically developing into your sweet spot.” But, he says, he wants to reveal a more vulnerable side.
Jordan had this to say about working alongside his idol, Denzel Washington. Jordan, who is also a producer on the film, says, “Everybody wants to work with him, and he’s a very selective guy.” “So the fact that he wanted to work with me was a huge deal for me.”
Virgil Williams, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who adapted the 2017 historical drama “Mudbound” from the novel of the same name, will write the for “A Journal for Jordan.” At the Academy Awards that year, he was nominated for best adapted screenplay. Washington, through his Outlier Society production firm, will direct as well as produce alongside Jordan. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are among the other producers. Sony Pictures’ Ange Giannetti is in charge of the project.
The film will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 59th New York Film Festival on September 24, 2021. Watch the trailer for ‘A Journal For Jordan’ down below.