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Michael B. Jordan's Fahrenheit 451 Gets May Premiere Date On HBO

HBO has finally set a premiere date for Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan's Fahrenheit 451. The network announced Friday that the TV adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel is set to premiere at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

The film is set to be a modern retelling of the classic novel, in which "firemen" like Jordan's Montag are tasked with burning books in a future where media is an opiate and history is outlawed. Montag forsakes this world, much to the chagrin of his mentor Beatty (Shannon), and battles to regain his humanity. 

The rest of the cast for Fahrenheit 451 includes The Mummy's Sofia Boutella as Clarisse, an informant who is caught up in the competing interests of Montag and Beatty, YouTube star Lilly Singh as Raven, a tabloid vlogger who helps the ministry spread their propaganda, and Spider-Man: Homecoming breakout Laura Harrier as Montag's social media-obsessed wife Millie. (The character is known as Mildred in the novel.) 

The film has 99 Homes' Ramin Bahrani attached as a director; Bahrani penned the script alongside his writing partner Amir Naderi. Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Jordan executive produce, while David Coatsworth produces. Martin Donovan, Andy McQueen, Grace Lynn Kung, Dylan Taylor, and Keir Dullea also star in the film.