Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) star in the adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 novel. The story is set in a future where history is outlawed and “firemen” burn any books that are found. However, intellectual curiosity gets the better of the protagonist, who forsakes his world and begins stashing books in an effort to regain his humanity.
Jordan will play the young fireman Montag, while Shannon will play Captain Beatty, his boss and mentor. Boutella will co-star as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.
Singh is set to play Raven, a tabloid vlogger who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting their book burning raids to fans.
Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Amir Naderi, and both Bahrani and Jordan are executive producing under their respective banners Noruz Films and Outlier Productions.
Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen are also executive producing the film along with Sarah Green of Brace Cove Productions. The network has already made a production commitment to the project, which will be produced by David Coatsworth.
Singh is a 28-year-old Canadian YouTube personality and comedian who recently wrote the book How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. She has appeared in Bad Moms, lent her voice to Ice Age: Collision Course, and previously starred in the action series Lana Steele: Makeup Spy.
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