First Photo: Jordan, Shannon In “Fahrenheit 451”

Actor Michael B. Jordan has used his Instagram account to post a first look photo from HBO’s upcoming new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi novel classic “Fahrenheit 451”.

The story is set in a totalitarian future where Guy Montag (Jordan), a fireman of the future who goes around burning books on Government orders, becomes disillusioned with the society which has become anti-social, hedonistic, and suppresses critical thought.

Michael Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s fireman captain and mentor with both actors seen in the photo. Sofia Boutella will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of the pair. Ramin Bahrani is directing from a script he co-wrote with Amir Naderi.

No premiere date has yet been set.

In this world, the firemen start fires! #Fahrenheit451 is coming to @HBO

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