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HBO Sets May Premiere Date for ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Movie

HBO will premiere its original film Fahrenheit 451 on May 19, the network said Friday.

The drama stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name about a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, said network officials.

The movie also stars Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella.

Fahrenheit 451 is produced by Noruz Films, Brace Cove and Outlier Society, with Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and David Coatsworth serving as executive producers.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.