"It was a pleasure to burn." One of the best opening lines to any novel. Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is coming to HBO as a TV movie on May 19, starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, and Lilly Singh.

Here's a synopsis from HBO Films:

"The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and 'firemen' burn books.

Michael B. Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon.

Sofia Boutella stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty."

HBO shared a teaser back in February, but here's the official trailer:

"Did firemen used to put out fires?"
"That's a classic lie. Have you used your drops today?"


"We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire...and then we can be happy."


Michael B. Jordan is really on a hot streak (get it? hot?) between "Black Panther," the "Creed" movies, and now this.

"Fahrenheit 451" premieres Saturday, May 19 from 8-9:40 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

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