HBO has debuted a teaser trailer for the sci-fi adaptation Fahrenheit 451 which stars Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water’s Michael Shannon.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi the film is based on the groundbreaking book by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 focuses on a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society.
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.
The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) 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.
The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.