"We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire...and then we can be happy."
"Fahrenheit 451" is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer and with his "mentor", played by Shannon.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, this television films stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella.
"Fahrenheit 451" premieres May 19 at 8pm on HBO.
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