Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Hollywood heartthrob Michael B. Jordan covers ESSENCE magazine for a second time this year. The Black Panther star talks exclusively about his new HBO film  Fahrenheit 451 and much more.”

“S/O to the baby oil lady! She did her thang on this one 😂. Honored to grace the cover of @essencefor the 2nd time this year. Issue hits stands 5/25,” said Jordan on social media.

As previously reported, 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 premieres this Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

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