Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon Join HBO’s Adaptation Of Farenheit 451
Deadline reports that Michael B. Jordan and Micahel Shannon will star in HBO Films’ upcoming adaptation of Farenheit 451. The film is based on the 1953 sci-fi novel by Ray Bradbury. Ramin Bahrani will direct after co-writing the script with Amir Naderi. He will also executive produce with Jordan (via Outlier Productions), Brace Cove Productions’ Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen.
The film follows a future where media is an opiate and history is outlawed. “Firemen” burn books regularly, and one young fireman named Montag (Jordan) decides to go against the rules. He fights his mentor Beatty (Shannon) to “regain his humanity.”