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HBO’s Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Adds Sofia Boutella to the Cast

7 June 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the world of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, firemen don't put out blazes, they start them, and anyone who reads books is at risk of having their lives consumed in flames. With her latest movie, The Mummy, hitting the big screen this weekend, Sofia Boutella looks to continue her string of scene-stealing roles by coming aboard HBO's Fahrenheit 451 film.

Multiple sources, including THR, reveal that Boutella is joining Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Bug) in HBO's Fahrenheit 451 film, which will be directed Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes). According to THR, Boutella will play "Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty."

Shannon is set to play Captain Beatty, Montag's superior and mentor at the firehouse, while Jordan will executive produce and play the rebellious young fireman Guy Montag. Also executive producing the project are Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, »

- Derek Anderson

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William Friedkin to be Honored at Spain’s Sitges Festival

31 May 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona — Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin will receive the Grand Honorary Award at Sitges’ Catalonia Intl. Fantastic Film Festival as Europe’s biggest fantasy-genre fest celebrates its 50th edition this October.

Friedkin was the recipient of a Sitges’ Time Machine Honorary Award in 2007. He won a Best Picture Oscar in 1972 for “The French Connection” and was nominated again the following year for “The Exorcist,” which won William Peter Blatty, author of the novel which inspired the film, an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Director of  “Bug,” “Rampage,” “The Night They Raided Minsky’s” and “To Live and Die in L.A.,” Friedkin recently directed the documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” about a real-life exorcism. Ld Entertainment acquired worldwide rights to “Amorth” this month.

Another genre heavyweight coming to Sitges is Hong Kong film director and producer Johnnie To, who will join Guillermo del Toro as a festival  godfather. A »

- Emilio Mayorga

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10th Anniversary: Bug

25 May 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Dancin' Dan

Ten years ago right about now, William Friedkin's adaptation of Tracy Letts's play Bug opened in theaters, introducing most of America to Michael Shannon and gifting Ashley Judd with the best part of her career. Unfortunately, though, Bug was marketed as a body horror movie from the director of The Exorcist, which is... not what it is. At all »

- Denny

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HBO’s Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 to Feature Michael B. Jordan & Michael Shannon

19 April 2017 6:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the world of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, firemen don't put out blazes, they start them, and anyone who reads books is at risk of having their lives consumed in flames. For over a year, a Fahrenheit 451 movie has been in the works at HBO, and now its core cast is starting to come together.

According to multiple sources, including Variety, Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Bug) are set to star in HBO's Fahrenheit 451 film, which will be directed Ramin Bahrani, who previously worked with Shannon on 99 Homes. Bahrani will also co-write the adaptation with Amir Naderi, while Shannon is set to play Captain Beatty, Montag's superior and mentor at the firehouse.

In addition to starring as the movie's protagonist, Montag (known as Guy Montag in the novel), a "young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity, »

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