Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in and co-produce the upcoming Sony film “Journal for Jordan,” which will be directed by Denzel Washington.
“Journal for Jordan” tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for their newborn son Jordan while deployed overseas, lessons that lived on after King was killed in action in 2006, when Jordan was just seven months old.
Washington will direct from a script by Oscar-nominated “Mudbound” writer Virgil Williams and based on Canedy’s 2008 memoir. Washington is producing with Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, and Jordan is in talks to also produce through his Outlier Society banner.
Jordan is coming off a wildly successful 2018 in which he starred in the Best Picture Oscar nominee “Black Panther” and “Creed II.” He is also attached to star in the Destin Daniel Cretton courtroom drama “Just Mercy,” which is set for release in January 2020, and the Tom Clancy adaptation “Without Remorse,” which will be released September 2020. He is repped by WME.