Michael B. Jordan (HBO's The Wire, Black Panther, Creed) and Michael Shannon (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Anmals) star in Fahrenheit 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and written by Bahrani and Amir Naderi (Vegas: Based on a True Story), the film is a modern adaption of Ray Bradbury's classic novel. It depicts a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.
Jordan plays Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) also stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty. Other cast members include YouTube star Lilly Singh, who plays a tabloid reporter named Raven, tasked with spreading propaganda and broadcasting the firemens' book-burning raids.
Director Ramin Bahrani explains his interest in the story and its themes, “I have always loved Ray Bradbury's prophetic novel Fahrenheit 451. Two years ago, as I looked at the world around me, it seemed like the ideal time to do a modern interpretation.”