Denzel Washington Spotted Filming a Movie in Rockland County
The infamous Sparky's Diner in the Town of Garnerville, a small town in the Hudson Valley, was packed with a film crew this past Wednesday shooting scenes from a new movie directed by film star Denzel Washington.
The new movie titled Journal For Jordan, features actor Michael B. Jordan, who talked with Denzel outside the diner where they were both wearing masks.
The film is based on the best-selling book, A Journal For Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor based on a true story written by Dana Canedy about her fiancé's death. Canedy's fiancé, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, was killed in Baghdad one month shy of finishing his tour of duty in 2006, according to the website okmagazine.com. King had written a journal in Baghdad for his son he would never see.
According to the website lohud.com, Sparky's isn't new to the film industry. Other movie scenes filmed at Sparkys' include Ben is Back with Julia Roberts, Rise, True Story with Jonah Hill, The Half of It, and Billions.
Sparky's is located in Garnerville, NY, only 60 miles from the Danbury CT area, and has been owned by Jeannie Nicolakis and her husband Louie since 1976. Like any other diner around for over 40 years, it's filled with regulars who love the food and enjoy sharing catching up with family and friends.