The moving true story of an American soldier who died in Iraq will be told in Denzel Washington’s new film “A Journal for Jordan”. Michael B. Jordan plays the main role in this film which promises to bet on emotion.
Denzel Washington’s new work
In the long list of actors who have gone behind the camera is Denzel Washington. The last time we saw him in action with this cap, it was in 2017 for Fences. He returns this year with A Journal for Jordan. An adaptation of the book A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor written by Dana Canedy. The latter talks about the death of her husband at the front, in Iraq, and the diary he left to her son, Jordan. The film therefore takes up this story and will present Michael B. Jordan as Charles Monroe King, a US Army sergeant involved in the notorious conflict in Iraq. Aware that his mission put him in danger, the person concerned decided to confide in a private diary which was then to go to his son. This one was born while he was already engaged and they could not know each other very long.
A big dose of emotion
A moving story, which still presents Michael B. Jordan in the skin of a soldier but we feel that it is more his sensitive side that is exploited here, more than his physical skills. A Journal for Jordan get approached in a first trailer who presses the pedal of emotion, with the use of music and long phrases. If it is about war, the real subject is love as well as fatherhood. Those who are waiting for a furious film with spectacular scenes on the forehead have come to the wrong place. Facing the headliner, we will find Chanté Adams for what is his first major role. The actress has already signed a few appearances but is not yet well known.
A Journal for Jordan will be released on American screens at the end of the year, around Christmas time. He will only be seen in theaters and may aspire to be featured in the Oscar race. We will be able to discover it in France from January 15, 2022.