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Denzel Washington Writes "Journal for Jordan"

March 28, 2007 09:44:27 GMT

Denzel Washington is about to produce a movie based on a New York Times-published first person essay titled "Journal for Jordan."


Still eager to keep going into producing thing, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington is on duty to produce a film feature entitled "Journal for Jordan", based on a first-person essay published in January in the New York Times of which rights the Escape Artists has secured.

The essay, written by Dana Canedy, describes a 200-page journal made by her fiance, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King who was perished in Baghdad only one month shy of finishing his tour of duty. It contains words of wisdom for their son about how to live a proper life and to prepare him for a life without his father. King himself never got the chance to meet his own child since he had left for the Middle East before he was born.

As for the big screen adaptation, it is expected that the project can have its way to land at Columbia Pictures, where Escape Artists has a first-look deal, with a possibility for Washington to also star in. Jonathan Burnham Schwartz has been hired to pen the script while Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are all accompanying Washington as the film's producers.

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posted by ms.steviewoods on Apr 08, 2007
I just want to say it is a joy to know that my brother Chuckys story will be told. I am one of his sisters, and been very close to him, and talk with him a lot. Denzel could not have picked a better person to listen to his story. I spoke with Chucky often, I was over seas when he just told me he was on his way home right behind me. It hurts so much that such a person is no longer here with us. I know Denzel will get the message out Chucky was trying to tell. Love to my brother Chucky and his family!!!!!

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