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    Sofia Boutella, who will be seen playing the titular character in the upcoming movie The Mummy, has bagged another big Hollywood project. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old actor is all set to play the female lead in HBO Films’ upcoming movie Fahrenheit 451.

    The cast in the adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic include the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Bradbury’s 1953 novel is set in a futuristic America where books are outlawed and those that are discovered are burned by “firemen.”


    Jordan will play Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity. Shannon will portray Beatty, Montag’s captain and mentor. The Mummy star will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

    The award-winning book has been adapted multiple times, including a 1966 film by Francois Truffaut and a 1982 Radio BBC version. American director and screenwriter Ramin Bahrani will be behind the camera for the project. Amir Naderi and Bahrani will co-wrote HBO’s new take.



    A clip from the 1966 movie......



     
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    First Photo: Jordan, Shannon In “Fahrenheit 451”


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    Actor Michael B. Jordan has used his Instagram account to post a first look photo from HBO’s upcoming new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi novel classic “Fahrenheit 451”.

    The story is set in a totalitarian future where Guy Montag (Jordan), a fireman of the future who goes around burning books on Government orders, becomes disillusioned with the society which has become anti-social, hedonistic, and suppresses critical thought.

    Michael Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s fireman captain and mentor with both actors seen in the photo. Sofia Boutella will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of the pair. Ramin Bahrani is directing from a script he co-wrote with Amir Naderi.

    No premiere date has yet been set.
     
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    Yet another in a long line of totally unnecessary remakes.

    Hollywood wouldn't know an original idea if it jumped up and bit them on the arse.
     
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    Three More Join HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451”


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    Martin Donovan (“Ant-Man”), Andy McQueen (“The Girlfriend Experience”) and Grace Lynn Kung (“Miss Sloane”) have all scored supporting roles in the upcoming HBO Films adaptation of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury’s iconic work – “Fahrenheit 451”.

    The story is set in a totalitarian near future where media is the opiate of the masses, history has been outlawed and ‘firemen’ burn books. Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor (Michael Shannon) and struggles to regain his humanity.

    Donovan will play ministry official Commissioner Nyari, McQueen and Kung play resistance members. Sofia Boutella and Lilly Singh co-star. Ramin Bahrani is directing and co-writing the script with Amir Naderi.
     
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    A teaser trailer....



     
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