Black Panther, probably one Michael B. Jordan’s biggest role, is still in theatres and already the 31-year-old actor has another movie (and more) in the works. The ficial trailer for Fahrenheit 451 hit the web today that’s based on Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel.
In the film (that’s set in the distant future), Michael plays Guy Montag a firefighter who works to burn all the books in his city as a way to end people from seeking knowledge. He thinks he’s helping the world by preaching for the book ban, but after meeting someone who makes him question his motives and actions, he thinks differently. In the novel, Guy quits his job and joins a resistance group that memorizes the world’s greatest literature to share with the world.
“We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire…and then we can be happy,” the trailer’s description reads. Fahrenheit 451 also stars Michael Shannon, Sia Boutella, Lilly Singh and Laura Harrier.
The movie premieres May 19th at 8 PM on HBO, check out the trailer below.