EXCLUSIVE: Robert Wisdom, Johnny M. Wu and newcomer Jalon Christian join Michael B. Jordan and Chante Adams at Sony A Journal for Jordan, directed by Denzel Washington.
Written by Oscar nominee Virgil Williams, the film is based on Dana Canedy’s bestselling memoir, which was released in 2008.
Todd Black, along with Escape Artist partners Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, produce with Washington and Jordan, which will produce under his Outlier Society banner. Aaron L. Gilbert of BRON Studios is also producing. Jason Cloth is executive producer through Creative Wealth Media.
The film tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Canedy’s love story with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal filled with poignant life lessons for their newborn son Jordan during his overseas deployment. He was killed in Iraq in 2006 when Jordan was only seven months old, but his spirit lives on in his messages of love to Dana and Jordan.
Best known for playing Bunny Colvin in the hit series Thread, Recent Wisdom credits include Ed Norton Motherless Brooklyn and the critically acclaimed series The alienist opposite Daniel Bruehl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. He was also recently a series regular on Marvel’s Helstrom, and he just finished production on Holiday friends for 20e Century / Disney.
Wu’s film credits include Hold on, good luck, the mole, Plotters, and Unlimited. His television appearances include Manifest, high maintenance, and New Amsterdam. The role marks the debut of Christian’s feature film.
Wisdom is taken over by A3 Artists Agency and LINK Entertainment. Wu is replaced by CGF Talent and Entertainment Lab. Christian is replaced by A3 Artists Agency and Transcend Talent Management.