Escape Artists has acquired the rights to Dana Canedy's first-person essay published in January in the New York Times as a producing and potential starring vehicle for Denzel Washington [pictured] reports Reuters.
[Writer] John Burnham Schwartz ("Reservation Road") has been tapped to adapt the story about a journal penned by a solider who died just before finishing his tour of duty in Iraq.
The journal was written for his son who was born after he had left for the Middle East and aimed to impart words of wisdom to his son.
Sony Pictures is expected to distribute the film
Anyone who has the soldier's Journal in the NYT already knows how powerful the material is. Washington would certainly be up to the challenge of bringing this emotional story to the big screen.