×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Michael B. Jordan Sets The World on Fire in First Official Trailer for ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Michael B. Jordan fights for knowledge and the future of humanity in the first official trailer for HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451.”

Jordan plays protagonist Guy Montag in the film based on Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel. In the futuristic world, firefighters are responsible for creating fires instead of putting them out, as they burn books to censor society and limit knowledge.

The trailer opens with Jordan giving a speech to a group of identically-dressed children. “Have any of you guys ever seen one of these bad things for real?” Jordan asks as he clashes two books together. The children respond with a roaring, “No!” Jordan continues, “We burned almost every physical book in the country. So, by the time you guys grow up, there won’t be one book left.”

The clip then shows Michael Shannon, who portrays fire chief Beatty, commanding Jordan’s character to “Burn it.”

Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh, Laura Harrier, and Martin Donovan also star in the sci-fi drama. The film is directed by Ramin Bahrani, and Jordan will serve as executive producer through his company Outlier Productions. Bahrani will double as co-writer with Amir Naderi.

“Fahrenheit 451” premieres May 19 at 8 p.m. on HBO. Watch the trailer below.

More TV

  • Winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song

    Netherlands' Duncan Laurence Wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

    Madonna’s controversial performance may have grabbed the headlines, but Duncan Laurence won the nearly four-hour-long 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with the song “Arcade,” which he cowrote with Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy. Laurence won a total of 492 points from the expert juries and televoters in a contest that was touch and [...]

  • 'SNL' Cold Open Has Alec Baldwin's

    'SNL' Cold Open Has Alec Baldwin's Trump Rocking Out to Queen

    The cold open for the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” saw the Trump administration taking some liberties with a rock classic. Alec Baldwin returned as President Donald Trump, letting America know that he is going to be taking it easy now that summer is nearly here. He then said he was going to do [...]

  • Great Point Invests in U.K. Indie

    Great Point Invests in U.K. Indie Producer Seven Seas (EXCLUSIVE)

    U.K.-based Great Point has bought into Seven Seas Films, the British indie producer that recently teamed with BBC Studios for a drama series about the final months of Marilyn Monroe. Great Point has a new “enterprise investment scheme” fund, Great Point Ventures, and is primed to invest in several more film and TV producers in [...]

  • Outlander Season 4 Finale

    What CBS' Pursuit of Starz Means for CBS, Lionsgate

    CBS’ effort to buy pay TV service Starz from Lionsgate seems on the surface to be a head scratcher. CBS has told Wall Street for years that it has prospered because it brings only two must-have services to the table in negotiations with MVPDs, allowing the Eye to drive a hard bargain. Why would CBS [...]

  • Doha Film Institute Steps Up Documentaries

    Doha Film Institute Steps Up Documentaries and TV Series Grants

    The Doha Film Institute, which is at Cannes as a co-financier of Elia Suleiman’s competition entry “It Must Be Heaven,” has announced the 37 projects receiving its Spring Grants, roughly half of them to be directed by women. The latest batch of mostly Arabic fare set to tap into support from the DFI, a key [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content