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Watch teaser-trailer to ‘A Journal for Jordan’; Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga’s ‘Passing’ gets official release date

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The first-look teaser for Denzel Washington’s romantic drama, A Journal for Jordan, has been released.

Directed by Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan, the film is based on Dana Canedy’s New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name. It’s inspired by Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, who was killed in 2006 in Iraq when his son, Jordan, was just seven months old. The story centers on the journal King left behind for his son, filled with important life lessons. As previously reported, A Journal for Jordan will play in limited release on December 10 in New York and LA and then go to wide theatrical release on December 22.

In other news, Netflix has set a November 10 release date for Rebecca Hall‘s directorial debut, Passing. Based on Nella Larsen‘s 1929 novella of the same name, the film follows two mixed-race women who reunite in their adulthood and discover that one of them is now passing for a white woman. As previously reported, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga will play the two childhood friends.

Finally, a trailer for Issa Rae‘s Sweet Life: Los Angeles has been released. Described as a mix between MTV’s The Hills and BET’s Baldwin Hills, the new series follows a group of longtime friends from South LA who are “finally seeing the fruits of their labor.” Sweet Life: Los Angeles premieres on Thursday, August 19, with its first three episodes.

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