HBO has shared a first-look photo from their adaptation of author Ray Bradbury’s 1953 classic, Fahrenheit 451.
The photo depicts Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon fighting a fire.
Laura Harrier (who recently had her breakout role as Liz in Spider-Man: Homecoming), Soufia Boutella and Lily Singh are also starring in the project, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and “firemen” burn books. Guy Montag (Jordan), a 30 year old fireman who becomes increasingly discontent as he realizes he has been living an empty, unfulfilling life, forsakes his world, battles his mentor (Shannon), and struggles to regain his humanity.
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) is directing as well as co-writing he adaptation along with Amir Naderi. Jordan is also executive producing the project through his Outlier Productions.
The novel has been adapted several times over the years, most notably Francois Truffaut’s 1966 film.