‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella Joins Michael B. Jordan in ‘Fahrenheit 451’

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“The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella is set to join Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in HBO’s film adaptation of the novel “Fahrenheit 451.”

Ramin Bahrani is directing.

Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, the TV film depicts a future where the media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and “firemen” burn books.

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Jordan will play Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor, and struggles to regain his humanity. Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s fireman captain and mentor.

Boutella will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

Jordan will also serve as an executive producer on the project, producing through his Outlier Productions. Other exec producers are Sarah Green of Brace Cove Productions, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Bahrani, who is also co-writing with Amir Naderi. David Coatsworth is a producer.

Boutella already has a busy summer with “The Mummy,” where she plays the iconic monster opposite Tom Cruise, opening on June 9, and “Atomic Blonde” alongside Charlize Theron bowing in July. She is currently filming “Hotel Artemis” opposite Jodie Foster.

She is repped by CAA and 42 in the UK.

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  1. Bill Huelbig says:

    I only wish they’d re-use Bernard Herrmann’s classic score from the 1966 version. Nothing new could ever come close to that.

  2. Justin Schauwecker says:

    Have people run out of ideas or lack any imagination? Instead of making something new, we consistently have to dig into the past. The originals don’t need to be touched, especially their respective casts.

    • Neia says:

      Because it’s not an original. The book is the original source material. Truffaut’s version was the FIRST adaptation and this is a second NEW adaptation. There can be more adaptations to this. The book is fantastic and if this follows it, it can be even more greater.

  3. Why? Truffaut’s adaptation was brilliant and can not be topped. Is there anything original anymore?

    • Neia says:

      If this sticks closely to the book, I believe it can. I didn’t like Truffaut’s adaptation that much. Love the book. My only gripe about this is it’s not going to be a theatrical film. Always wanted this to be cinematic on the big screen! But I digress.

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