Canedy, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist, wrote the memoir based on her late husband, Sergent Charles Monroe King. The film, with the the screenplay written by Virgil Williams, follows the relationship between King and his wife, as well the messages King left for his son.
Michael B. Jordan recently spoke about the film to USA Today and shared that A Journal for Jordan has allowed him to explore another facet of his profession, building his range as an actor. He explains, “I’ve done a lot of physical roles, because that’s been my appetite. I’m 34; the last seven years has been [about] physically developing into your sweet spot. I felt safe to be able to go into this, to explore these characters, and to be vulnerable in that type of way.”
Jordan is also one of the producers for the film. A Journal for Jordan sees Denzel Washington step behind the camera for the first time since his Oscar-nominated 2016 film Fences, which starred Viola Davis. Jordan took the opportunity to praise Washington for his work sharing, “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.”
A Journal for Jordan is set to release on December 10, 2021.
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