Those of us of a certain age remember both the book and film High Fidelity very fondly. In the movie (2000), John Cusack,
In 2019, almost 20 years after Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, and Lili Taylor joined Cusack, Zoe Kravitz will reboot the story in a new series on the Disney Streaming service.
The series, which has received a 10-episode order, is inspired by Nick Hornby’s novel and the Touchstone film of the same name. It reimagines the story from the female perspective. Kravitz, who will executive produce in addition to starring, will play the ultimate music fan–a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists.
Interestingly, Kravitz’ mother Lisa Bonet starred in the film version opposite John Cusack as musician Marie De Salle.
Kravitz most recently starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Big Little Lies” and will appear in its upcoming second season. She is primarily known for her film work, having appeared in projects like “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the “Divergent” films, and “Dope.” She is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel.
The show looks to fill-out the Disney Streaming lineup, which already boasts an eclectic mix of programming.
Adding a romantic comedy series like High Fidelity to the already announced sci-fi, superhero and kids/teen fare illustrate Disney’s intention to go broad in the scope of programming its OTT platform offers for the entire family. Launching next year, the service will feature thousands of hours of Disney films, as well as television library content.
Adding a star like Kravitz certainly doesn’t hurt either.
So, what do you think? Are you excited about the new series?