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Denzel Washington To Direct Michael B. Jordan In ‘Journal for Jordan’

“Mudbound” screenwriter Virgil Williams wrote the screenplay

Variety is reporting that Denzel Washington will direct Michael B. Jordan in Sony’s drama film “Journal for Jordan.”

The movie, penned by “Mudbound” screenwriter Virgil Williams, is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King.

Jordan will also produce through his Outlier Society banner, while Washington and Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will also produce.

A Journal for Jordan” tells the true story of Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Canedy’s love affair with First Sgt. Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for their newborn son Jordan while deployed overseas. He began writing the diary, which grew to 200 pages, in 2005 and was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb in 2006, when Jordan was just seven months old.

“A Journal for Jordan,” published in 2008, is both a mother’s letter to her son about the father he lost before he could even speak, and a father’s advice and prayers for the son he will never know. It also follows Canedy and King’s relationship.

Jordan garnered critical acclaim for portraying the tormented villain Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther,” the first Marvel movie to score a best picture Oscar nomination. He recently starred in “Creed II,” the second installment in the Rocky Balboa spinoff series.

He also wrapped production on “Just Mercy,” a Warner Bros. courtroom drama and is also signed on to play John Clark in Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” for Paramount.

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