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“Fahrenheit 451”“Fahrenheit 451” is about to hit HBO. The iconic Ray Bradbury novel about dystopian control and McCarthy-era censorship has long been held as one of Bradbury’s best works, with the awards to prove it, and HBO is taking it to the small screen with a made-for-TV movie. The book’s title explains one of the story’s main themes, with 451 degrees Fahrenheit being the temperature at which books will burn. The story centers on a firefighter whose job is to start fires instead of extinguishing them by burning the possessions of those found to have books. When he overhears his freethinking teenage neighbor, he begins to consider what his job is costing humanity. Suicide, robot dogs, and emotionless humans all plague the rooted-in-real-life science fiction novel. Aibel/Bergstein Casting has already attached two actors to the lead positions: Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon will play Montag and Beatty, respectively. Additional casting on the film is expected prior to the start of production in early July. Toronto will host the project during
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