HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ looks to amaze with its critically-acclaimed cast
Michael B. Jordan will star as the troubled and curious Guy Montag in the upcoming HBO adaption of Ray Bradbury’s famous 1953 dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.”
The novel focused on themes related to government-based censorship and suppression of knowledge.
The story dealt with a task force that is out to burn every book on the planet. The task force was made up of fireman, instead of being ordered to put out fires, the firemen, were the ones doing the burning.
It centered on Montag, the protagonist and fireman who became disillusioned with his role in book burning and began to question his role in what was happening.
Michael B. Jordan recently starred in the box office smash hit, “Black Panther” where he played the antagonist, Erik Killmonger.
Michael Shannon, who starred in “The Shape of Water”, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017, will play the antagonist, Captain Beatty.
The new film will be the first on-screen adaption of the novel in over 50 years.
The novel won the Retrospective Hugo Award in 1954. It was one of only five novels to have received this honor, with another one set to be announced this year.
The film was planned to be released on May 19 on HBO.