HBO released the first teaser trailer for their adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 recently, and announced that it will premiere sometime this spring.
The movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, and Lilly Singh, and is directed by Ramin Bahrani, from a screenplay penned by Bahrani and Amir Naderi.
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Here’s more information on Fahrenheit 451 from HBO’s press release:
Michael B. Jordan (â€œBlack Panther,â€ â€œCreed,â€ â€œFruitvale Stationâ€) and Michael Shannon (â€œThe Shape of Water,â€ HBOâ€™s â€œBoardwalk Empireâ€; OscarÂ® nominee for â€œNocturnal Anmalsâ€ and Revolutionary Roadâ€) star in HBO Filmsâ€™ FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (â€œ99 Homesâ€) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (â€œVegas: Based on a True Storyâ€), the film is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books. The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.
Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (â€œThe Mummy,â€ â€œKingsman: The Secret Serviceâ€) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.
The cast also includes Lilly Singh (â€œBad Moms,â€ YouTubeâ€™s â€œSuperwomanâ€) as Raven, a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.
â€œI have always loved Ray Bradbury’s prophetic novel â€˜Fahrenheit 451â€™,â€ says Bahrani. â€œTwo years ago, as I looked at the world around me, it seemed like the ideal time to do a modern interpretation. I am grateful to HBO for helping me bring my vision of the film to audiences with this incredible cast.â€
The film was shot on location in Toronto. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, ASC, production designer Mark Digby, costume designer Meghan Kasperlik, editor Alex Hall and composers Matteo Zingales & Antony Partos.
FAHRENHEIT 451 is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove, and Outlier Society production; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.
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HBO Films presents Fahrenheit 451. In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society. Starring Michael B. Jordan, and Michael Shannon. Coming Soon.