A Journal for Jordan (2021)


A Journal for Jordan is an upcoming American drama film directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan and Chanté Adams.

The film is written by Virgil Williams, and is based on the memoir A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honour by Dana Canedy.


Based on a true story, while Sergeant Charles Monroe King is deployed in Iraq, he keeps a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Sharing this journal with her son, his fiancée, Dana Candey reflects on her unlikely yet powerful romantic relationship with King.


  • Michael B. Jordan as Charles Monroe King.
  • Chanté Adams as Dana Canedy.
  • Jalon Christian.
  • Robert Wisdom.
  • Johnny M. Wu.
  • Tamara Tunie.


In January 2018, it was reported that Denzel Washington would direct the film Journal for Jordan from a script by Virgil Williams based on Dana Canedy’s memoir. In February 2019, it was reported that Michael B. Jordan would play the lead role. In October 2020, Chanté Adams was cast in the film. As of December 2020, production had begun. In February 2021, Robert Wisdom, Johnny M. Wu, and Jalon Christian joined the cast. In March 2021, Tamara Tunie joined the cast.


A Journal for Jordan was originally scheduled by Sony Pictures Releasing for a limited theatrical release on 10 December 2021, before going wide on 22 December. In October 2021, the film was pushed to a wide theatrical release on 25 December, on Christmas day, without a limited release.


  • As part of his project (and to pay respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces), Denzel Washington visited Fort Irwin, CA in September 2020 to do a Meet and Greet with Soldiers and families.
  • There was filming done in Washington, DC; however, it does not show up at all under locations.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Denzel Washington.
  • Producer(s):
    • Molly Allen … executive producer.
    • Todd Black … producer.
    • David J. Bloomfield … executive producer (as David Bloomfield).
    • Jason Blumenthal … producer.
    • Jason Cloth … executive producer.
    • Chris Cole … co-executive producer.
    • Aaron L. Gilbert … executive producer.
    • Michael B. Jordan … producer.
    • Richard McConnell … executive producer.
    • Don Phillip Smith … co-producer.
    • Donald Sparks … co-producer.
    • Steve Tisch … producer.
    • Denzel Washington … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Dana Canedy … (article).
    • Virgil Williams … (screenplay).
  • Music:
    • Marcelo Zarvos.
  • Cinematography:
    • Maryse Alberti.
  • Editor(s):
    • Hughes Winbourne.
  • Production:
    • BRON Studios.
    • Columbia Pictures.
    • Creative Wealth Media Finance.
    • Escape Artists.
    • Mundy Lane Entertainment.
    • Outlier Society.
    • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) (USA) (theatrical).
  • Release Date: 25 December 2021.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 000 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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