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HBO now stands for: Having Books Optioned

This week we learned that HBO is developing another book adaptation. This Saturday 4/22, the network premieres their adaptation of 2010’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks starring Oprah Winfrey and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Some reviews found the adaptation to be of the CliffsNotes variety, but others are celebrating the film’s intention of raising questions about trust. And as HBO subscribers are preparing themselves for this Saturday viewing, the network just gave them something else to look forward to, Farenheit 451.

The dystopian novel from Ray Bradbury is having a moment given the current sociopolitical climate. Along with the likes of The Handmaid’s Tale, it seems we’d like a professional’s visual accompaniment to the impending destruction rather than just suffering the anxiety of our own imaginations.

Well, whether you’ve read the classic novel or not, moviegoers should be excited to see the ever talented and mucho hermoso Michael B. Jordan who will be starring in the book-burning narrative. Is it getting hot in here already, or is it just us?

What book adaptations would you most want to see from HBO? Share in the comments below!



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