You may already have heard that Disney is going to adapt Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity for a TV show that will run on The Mouse’s new streaming service. Anyone who’s read the book or seen the movie version with John Cusack and Jack Black knows that they should be regarded as a documentary for anyone who is into record collecting and record store culture.
When the project was announced, there was much speculation about who would be cast in the lead role. The answer, which came this week, was a bit of a surprise.
Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny, has been picked for the lead role. In a flip of gender roles, it’s Zoe’s character who will be the obsessed record collector loner with relationship issues, not the stereotypical dude,
This is cool for another reason. If you remember the movie version, John Cusack’s love interest was played by Lisa Bonet, Zoe’s mom.
Great call, since Zoe was great in HBO’s recent adaptation of Big Little Lies.
That’s about we can say at the moment as Disney’s new streaming service won’t launch until sometime next year.