'High Fidelity' Is Being Turned into a Disney TV Series
And a woman will be playing the lead
Published Apr 05, 2018Like it or not, the 2000 John Cusack film High Fidelity is next in line to get rebooted, and this time with a woman taking the lead.
Based on Nick Hornby's 1995 novel about a love-troubled record store owner, High Fidelity is now being turned into a romcom TV series, Deadline reports. It's apparently in early development for Disney's new streaming service, with the gender-swapped take on the book/film coming from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty).
The High Fidelity TV series is said to be a departure from both the book and the movie, but still captures "the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials," Deadline reports. It will still focus on a record store owner apparently, though with the new female lead talking straight into the camera as she chronicles her past failed relationships.
While the film came with an R rating, the TV series will be PG-13 and intended for Disney family viewing, with Deadline calling it "an optimistic-in-tone mixtape/diary rom-com."
The original High Fidelity film was directed by Stephen Frears, and along with Cusack, it starred Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert and others.
Of course, the film led an entire generation to embrace a series of stereotypes about miserable record store clerks and the sad path record collecting can set your life upon — fairly or not.
At this point, no cast has been revealed for the High Fidelity TV series and no air date has been set.