The role was previously played by Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his role as a rogue LAPD detective in the 2001 film.
The Warner Bros. release faced criticism for its violent themes.
The Warner Bros. biographical drama is scheduled to open on Christmas day.
“I wanted to stand on the right side of history. I want to do my part,” Jordan said.
Police and paramedics were called to the film’s set.
The film was released in 1992, and became a global hit.
A production deal in the $50 million to $60 million range is reportedly in the works.
The company thanked Kevin Tsujihara today for 25 years of service.
“I deeply regret that I have made mistakes,” Kevin Tsujihara told studio staff.