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‘Is Michael B. Jordan the New Denzel?’: Fans Are Here for Denzel Washington Directing Michael B. Jordan In Black Love Story Movie

The heartthrobs of two generations have joined forces to bring a Black love story to life. Denzel Washington passed down some of his thespian wisdom to Michael B. Jordan, whom the former directed in the upcoming movie “A Journal for Jordan.”

Set for a Christmas Day release, the Washington-helmed romantic drama is based on a true story and follows a couple’s dedication to each other as the two withstand the tests of distance and war. Jordan stars as Sgt. Charles Monroe King, “a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son,” opposite “The Photograph” star ChantΓ© Adams, who “revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child.”

Denzel Washington, Chante Adams and Michael B. Jordan are seen on the film set of the movie “Journal for Jordan” in Central Park on March 25, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Jordan shared an emotional trailer from the film on his Instagram page along with a caption expressing gratitude for being able to work with one of his “idols,” writing, “It’s not often you get a chance to be directed by one of your idols, in Denzel Washington.”

Fans are completely onboard with seeing the talented stars join forces to tell a story of enduring Black love.

“Black love… Black family.. Black happiness πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€.. Black sacrifice… We need to see more of black uplifting movies.. Am proud πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘”

“πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί man the trailer got me in tears I know this is going to be amazing πŸ™ŒπŸ½”

“Is Michael B Jordan the new Denzel, lol?”

The Academy Award-winning actor is no stranger to stepping behind the camera. His feature film directorial debut, “Antwon Fisher,” garnered positive reviews and he has since directed projects, including “The Great Debaters” and “Fences.”

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