HBO has announced the airdate for its upcoming movie version of the Ray Bradbury classic “Fahrenheit 451.” The movie will premiere Saturday, May 19, on HBO.
“The drama 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,” HBO said in an announcement released today. “Michael B. 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 Michael Shannon. Sofia Boutella stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.”
The movie is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove and Outlier Society production; directed by Ramin Bahrani; written by Ramin Bahrani & Amir Naderi; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.
Here’s the official teaser …