HBO Films: FAHRENHEIT 451 Lights Up HBO in May


There has been no official date set for FARHENHEIT 451 but we know it comes to us in May just because that has been the tradition with HBO Films presentations. We already know that PATERNO has the April date of 04.07 so we know the Ray Bradbury adaptation debuts one of the Saturdays in May. We will let you know.

Since we haven’t talked about this TV movie in a while here is a reminder of what is in store vis a press release and teasers.


Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”, “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water,” HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE)  star in HBO Films’ FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (“Vegas: Based on a True Story”), 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 MAY, 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 (“The Mummy,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

HBOFIlms_F451title-300x151The cast also includes Lilly Singh (“Bad Moms,” YouTube’s “Superwoman”) 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.

“I have always loved Ray Bradbury’s prophetic novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’,” says Bahrani. “Two 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.”

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.

It looks pretty damn intense. We will let you know an exact date when it is revealed.

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