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Michael B. Jordan in talks to star in Denzel Washington's Journal for Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is reportedly in talks to star in Denzel Washington's next directorial effort, Journal for Jordan. The film will be based on the relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy and First Sergeant Charles Monroe King while he was deployed overseas in Iraq. King kept a journal for their newborn son Jordan, but Charles was killed in 2006 when the baby was seven months old. The movie will be produced by the Black Panther and Creed star for his Outlier Society company, while Washington will also produce alongside Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. Mudbound screenwriter Virgin Williams will pen the script. Meanwhile, Jordan has also announced plans to launch a mentorship programme under his production banner, which was established last year (18). He previously used his new platform with his company to help deal with the diversity issues in Hollywood by working with bosses at Warner Bros. Pictures Group to create their new inclusion policy, and now, the actor is developing the Outlier Fellowship, an internship and mentorship programme for young people who want to work in media, arts and entertainment, according to Deadline. "Since Fruitvale Station, it's been a dream of mine to use every opportunity I have to create pathways of success for young people," Jordan says. "Outlier Fellows is a chance to find and cultivate a purposeful pipeline of talented and diverse minds from the next generation - the voices who will shape our community for years to come. Pulling up a seat to the table for the next group of cultural leaders is the greatest investment we can make as a community." The initiative was announced at former U.S. President Barack Obama's foundation event on Wednesday (20Feb19) in Oakland, California. Jordan will work with officials at Obama's My Brother's Keeper organisation to help find high school and college students to participate in the programme.


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