Michael B. Jordan for Journal for Jordan?
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 February 2019
Michael B. Jordan is said to be in talks to star in 'Journal for Jordan', which will be directed by Denzel Washington
Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in 'Journal for Jordan'.
The 32-year-old actor is reportedly in discussions to take on a key role in the drama movie, which will be directed by Hollywood great Denzel Washington.
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Virgil Williams has penned the script, which is based on the true story of Dana Canedy, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and how she fell in love with Sergeant Charles Monroe King. The script is informed by King's journals, which he had penned for the couple's newborn son, Jordan. King had wrote these whilst he was deployed overseas and whilst he sadly died whilst on active duty in Iraq in 2006, his messages of hope continue to live on through his letters.
Jordan will help to produce the film under his Outlier Society banner whilst Washington will also produce, alongside Escape Artist's Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.
Michael B. Jordan is best known recently for his role in 'Black Panther', as well as key roles in the Rocky spin-off movies 'Creed' but he admits he still isn't "comfortable" with his fame.
He shared: "Navigating and learning how to deal with this s**t, there's nobody that really helped me. I'm not comfortable yet because the people around me aren't comfortable, either, and it's like I gotta get to a place where I'm like, 'All right, the thing is moving on its own. The machine is running,' you know what I'm saying?
"Once it starts to roll on its own, I can kinda start to live my life a little bit more, and that's the sacrifice that people don't really get. These people you see with these legacies, they don't ever talk about what they sacrificed to get there. People think these things just happen. It's not like that. They give up so much of their personal life, their love life, whatever, this, that, and personal things."