Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams
Genre: Drama
Release date: Dec. 10

A Journal for Jordan, Denzel Washington’s latest directorial effort, is a particularly high-profile affair. Adapted from the memoir of the same name, A Journal for Jordan follows Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who, while on duty in Iraq, keeps a journal of love, wisdom, and advice for his newborn son, Jordan. King tragically died in a roadside bomb attack in October 2006 but prompted his fiancée, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy, to add her perspective about King and their deep connection. 

The resulting book is a powerful and moving story about love and loss. Anchoring Denzel’s cast is Michael B. Jordan as King and Chanté Adams as Canedy. Those focused on Oscar narratives will want to keep an eye out for this one, as we feel like it has the chance to be a contender for plenty of awards.