Denzel Washington. Celluloid. Iraq. Get your tissues ready.


The Mt. Vernon-raised superstar will produce (and possibly star in) a film based on the true story of an American soldier in Iraq who kept a journal for his newborn son, as “a kind of instruction manual for…living a good life, and possibly living a life without a father,” according to The soldier, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King, was deployed to Iraq a month before his son was born…and, tragically, died a month before he was set to come home. The film will be called “Journal for Jordan.”Washington recently rapped “American Gangster,” with Russell Crowe, who lived in Nyack for the duration of the shoot. That film is set to be released in August.

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