Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out the official trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 starring Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan. It premieres May 19 at 8 p.m.

Fahrenheit 451 takes a grim look at a totalitarian future, where firemen have taken on a new duty of starting fires instead of putting them out (complete with flame throwers). Their goal is to burn all books, as way of suppressing independent thought and action in the public. The film’s story centers around a young fireman, Guy Montag (Jordan), who finds himself questioning his job, even as he encounters an odd young woman, and learns about an underground of rebels who each memorize the entire contents of a book, so that they can preserve it even without the use of paper.

Fahrenheit 451 also features Michael ShannonSofia BoutellaLaura HarrierGrace Lynn Kung and Jane Moffat.  It is directed by Ramin Bahrani and is based on the classic Ray Bradbury book of the same name.

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