YouTube personality Lilly Singh has joined HBO’s film adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451,” Variety has learned.
Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, the show depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and “firemen” burn books — Montag, a young fireman, forsakes his world, battles his mentor, and struggles to regain his humanity.
Singh will play Raven, a tabloid vlogger who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting their book-burning raids to fans. She joins an A-list cast that includes Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, and “The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella.
The role marks the digital star’s first major acting gig. She previously appeared in the film “Bad Moms” and also voiced a character in “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Singh is one of many digitally-native stars who have crossed over into traditional media, such as Colleen Ballinger and Jake Paul.
“Fahrenheit 451” is executive produced by Jordan through his Outlier Productions, Sarah Green of Brace Cove Productions, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Noruz Films’ Ramin Bahrani, who is co-writing with Amir Naderi. David Coatsworth is a producer. Bahrani is also directing the pic.
Singh is repped by WME and Sarah Weichel Management.
Lilly performed at YTFF Philippines with a surprise guest Humble The Poet! They both sang ‘IVIVI’ & ‘LEH’ and they thought of retiring both songs from their live shows. Watch the performance below!
Dubai: What inspired you to write How to Be Bawse?
Lilly: I have been so grateful for the good, bad and truly unbelievable experiences I’ve had over the years and I felt a book was the perfect format to share those lessons.
Dubai: What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Lilly: During Dwayne Johnson’s acceptance speech at the People Choice Award he said, “It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.” This resonated with me because as I’ve grown in the entertainment industry. I have seen what happens when fame is thrust upon you.
Dubai: What’s your top advice for someone starting out in their career?
Lilly: When you start your career, you’re often starting at the bottom. There is this idea that constant growth is necessary and we are tempted to “use escalators” to get to the top. My advice is to put in the work and take the stairs or climb the ladder.
If you have seen Lilly’s Vlog [*Ahem* > The Time I Got Smashed Through A Table (Day 771)*Ahem*] you’ve noticed that she collabed with Nikki & Brie Bella! I’m a fan of both ladies and the videos were hilarious, I loved it! Lilly’s Super Thursday video is up above. Be sure to check out the videos Lilly did with the Bella Twins and subscribe!
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