Michael B. Jordan stars in HBO's new original film FAHRENHEIT 451

By Lilia Manolova | Posted on 2018-03-12

MIAMI, FL., February 20, 2018 – HBO has confirmed the premiere of its original film, FAHRENHEIT 451, in Latin America and the Caribbean, exclusively on HBO this year. The new film is based on the classic novel of the same name by American writer Ray Bradbury, and stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. 

FAHRENHEIT 451 depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is re-written, and “firefighters” burn books. Jordan stars as Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor, Beatty (played by Michael Shannon) and struggles to regain his humanity. The cast also includes Sofia Boutella and Lilly Singh.

FAHRENHEIT 451 was directed, and executive produced by Ramin Bahrani, who co-wrote the script with Amir Naderi. Other executive producers include Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen. The film was produced by David Coatsworth. 

About “Fahrenheit 451”, the novel

Set in an unspecified city (likely in the American Midwest) at an unspecified time in the future after the year 1960, “Fahrenheit 451” is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed, and "firemen" burn any that are found.

In a 1956 radio interview, Bradbury stated that he wrote “Fahrenheit 451” because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthy era) about the threat of book burning in the United States. In later years, he described the book as a commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature. A visionary for his time, Bradbury explored how the media would guide people’s thoughts and actions in times like this that has resonated through the years.

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium, subscription based, television network leader in the region, recognized for the quality and diversity of its exclusive programming, including: series, films, documentaries, specials and original productions. The content is transmitted in HD in more than 40 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, MAX, MAX Prime, MAX Up, MAX Caribbean and Cinemax. Its programming is also offered across multiple platforms, such as HBO GO, Cinemax GO and HBO on Demand.

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