TV News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets HBO Premiere Date

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In today’s roundup, HBO sets May premiere date for “Fahrenheit 451” and Showtime releases season two trailer for “I’m Dying Up Here.”  DATES HBO Films announced “Fahrenheit 451,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, will premiere on the network May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The drama is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of […]

Michael B Jordan Burns Books in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer (Video)

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HBO has released the first trailer for its upcoming adaptation of ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”

Directed by “99 Homes” director Ramin Bahrani, the movie stars Michael B. Jordan as a “fireman” who burns books in a dystopian version of the future where information is strictly controlled. Michael Shannon also stars as the “fire captain” who battles Jordan’s character when he begins to question their actions.

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” Shannon warns in the trailer, instructing his men to burn all written news and recorded history. “We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire.”

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Bahrani told reporters earlier last month that he thinks it’s “pretty obvious” why the adaptation of Bradbury’s novel is especially relevant in 2018 and the era of Donald Trump.

“I don’t want us to forget what Bradbury said, that we asked for this,” he said, adding that we as a people elected Trump to office. Also, “we are electing again this thing in my pocket,” he said, pulling out his smartphone. “We are electing to give it all away to this.”

“Between the technological advancements in last 20 years and politics, I think Bradbury’s biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now… and the speed at which this is advancing is exponential,” he said.

“Will we actually get ahead of the dam, or will it just be a flood and up to some other generation to bring back all of Bradbury’s heroes?”

Also Read: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon Set to Star in HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Sofia Boutella and Lilly Singh also star in the film from A Noruz Films, Brace Cove and Outlier Society Productions. Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen serve as executive producers alongside Bahrani and Jordan.

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HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Movie, Starring Michael B. Jordan, Gets First Trailer

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HBO released its first look at “Fahrenheit 451,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Based on Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel of the same name, the film follows a futuristic American society where books are burned to censor and destroy knowledge. “By the time you guys grow up, there won’t be one book left,” […]

Michael B. Jordan lights up some stupid books in the trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

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Michael B. Jordan is especially hot these days thanks to Black Panther, and HBO is going to capitalize on that later this year with an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s book-burning novel Fahrenheit 451. The film will premiere in May, and the premium cable network has just shared a teaser that features Jordan and Michael…

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