Denzel Washington steps behind the camera for the first time since 2016’s Academy Award winning Fences to direct Michael B. Jordan in what looks to be a leading contender for seasonal tear-jerker of 2021.
Based on Dana Canedy’s From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By, a true story about her partner, 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who left a journal for his son Jordan, should he not return from war. Grab a box of tissues and check out the trailer below…
Directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan with a screenplay by Virgil Williams, A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN is based on the true story of Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Michael B. Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy (Chanté Adams) revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. A sweeping account of a once-in-a-lifetime love, the film is a powerful reminder of the importance of family and the all-too-human cost of war.
A Journal for Jordan will be released in cinemas this Christmas.