Even with Michael B. Jordan in the lead, Fahrenheit 451 fails to generate much heat

The success of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale adaptation and ABC’s Roseanne revival would suggest that timeliness is next to godliness. The former has raked in the accolades with its deft, often merciless exploration of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian themes, while the latter scored the highest-rated sitcom premiere in years,…

#MeToo looms over a Cannes contender, while Michael B. Jordan flames out in Fahrenheit 451

About 6,000 miles separate the boardwalks of Los Angeles from the beaches of Cannes. It’s not just Han Solo, an army of celebrity ambassadors, and the intangible “Hollywood influence” that have crossed that vast distance this year. So, too, have the major aftershocks of an ongoing reckoning: the breaking of silence,…

On The Tonight Show, Michael Shannon talks skipping the Oscars, playing the first feline Bond villain

On The Tonight Show to promote his upcoming role as the scariest person in HBO’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, scariest person in any room Michael Shannon was actually sort of adorable. Weird and intense, but adorable. Sort of like seeing a bear playing around with a puppy, Shannon goofed around with host Jimmy Fallon…

Michael B. Jordan is hot, and Johnny English is still an idiot, in today's trailer happy hour

Welcome back, friends, to Trailer Happy Hour, where we combine all the day’s trailers—the ones that didn’t blow our minds simply by existing, anyway, like Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote—and wrap them up in one nice little package for you, complete with an easily clickable bow. Today, we’ve got a…

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon burn books in first Fahrenheit 451 photo

Burning books is rarely good, and it’s usually one of the go-to indications—both in fiction and in real life—that a society has lost its way. That being said, the people burning books aren’t usually Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, both of whom are awesome and will soon be starring HBO Films’ adaptation of …

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Laura Harrier joins HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

It’s time to get familiar with the stars of Spider-Man: Homecoming, because it looks like they’re going to be popping up in a lot of intriguing projects. Case in point: Deadline reports that Laura Harrier—who plays Liz Allan, the object of Spidey’s affection in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie— has joined the cast…

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon to burn books in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

The Trump administration hasn’t quite started burning books yet, but its dedicated war on facts still makes Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 a bit more relevant than it’s been in decades. For those who never read it in school, the book is about a dystopian future where the government takes advantage of…

HBO’s bringing the book burnings to TV with Fahrenheit 451 movie

It’s been nearly 50 years since François Truffaut directed an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (and more than 60 years since the novel was published), but with poorly-written slash fiction now running rampant, HBO is looking to thin the book herd a bit. The Wrap reports the pay-cable network is developing a…