Michael B. Jordan will star in the Denzel Washington directed drama, Journal for Jordan.
The movie, penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Virgil Williams, is based on the true story of Dana Canedy, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and her love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. While overseas, King wrote a journal of life lessons for Jordan, their newborn son. When Jordan was only seven months old, his father was killed in Iraq. His father lives on through the messages in his journal for Jordan.
Michael B Jordan will help produce through his production company— Outlier Banner society along with Denzel Washington, Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch. Jordan portrayed villain Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther,” the first Marvel movie to score a best picture Oscar nomination. He also recently starred in “Creed II,” the sequel to the Rocky Balboa spinoff series that earned over $200 million at the worldwide box office.
This is the first film to feature both Washington and Jordan.
By Desiree Cantu
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