A Journal for Jordan (2021)


A Journal for Jordan (2021)

The project, "Journal for Jordan," is based on Dana Canedy's essay, which describes a 200-page journal penned by her fiancé, 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, for their son. The 48-year-old soldier was killed in Baghdad in October, one month shy of finishing his tour of duty. He had left for the Middle East before his son was born.
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Director Denzel Washington
Writer Dana Canedy
Writer John Burnham Schwartz
Writer Virgil Williams
Release Date2021-12-22
Content Rating
CompanyBRON Studios, Escape Artists, Outlier Society
Charles Monroe Kingas Charles Monroe King
Miriamas Miriam
Dana Canedyas Dana Canedy
Airline Passengeras Airline Passenger
Cleveland Berto
Cleveland Berto
Mohammedas Mohammed
Julian Vidaurrazaga
Julian Vidaurrazaga
Iraq Kidas Iraq Kid
Joey Brooks
Joey Brooks
Aaron Sandbergas Aaron Sandberg
Mannyas Manny
Spencer Squire
Spencer Squire
Rosenblumas Rosenblum
Annabel O'Hagan
Annabel O'Hagan
Waitressas Waitress
Samuel Caleb Walker
Samuel Caleb Walker
Imhoffas Imhoff
Jordanas Jordan
Stephen Sherman
Stephen Sherman
Times Journalistas Times Journalist
Columnistas Columnist
Party Guestas Party Guest

A Journal for Jordan

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 Honor by Dana Canedy.

The film is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing on December 25, 2021.


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 December 10, 2021, before going wide on December 22. In October 2021, the film was pushed to a wide theatrical release on December 25, on Christmas day, without a limited release.