Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to Star in 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie for HBO

As it prepares to bow The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO has set its next high-profile TV movie.

The cabler is developing an adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon attached to star. The project is inching toward a formal production commitment.

The drama is based on Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books and revolves around Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity.

Jordan (Creed,...

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