Deadline is reporting that Laura Harrier is the latest name to join the cast of HBO Films adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451.
The drama based on Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and ‘firemen’ burn books. A young fireman named Montag forsakes his world, battles his mentor Beatty and struggles to regain his humanity.
Laura Harrier (who will be starring in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming) will be playing the role of Millie, Montog’s social media immersed wife whose current consumption of all things digital results in a disconnected marriage. Ramin Bahrani is attached to direct the telepic and co-write the script with Amir Naderi. David Coatsworth will serve as a producer on the project, while Michael B. Jordan will serve as an executive producer under his Outlier Productions banner alongside Brace Cove Productions’ Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen.