Zoe Kravitz to Star in 'High Fidelity' Series for Disney Streaming Service
Zoe Kravitz, currently starring in hit HBO series "Big Little Lies," will next headline "High Fidelity," based on the Nick Hornby novel (later turned into a 2000 John Cusack film) about a struggling record store owner and perpetual man- (or in this case, woman-) child. The 10-episode series will center around Kravitz's character (unnamed for now), described as "the ultimate music fan, a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists." Cusack played the role in the film.
In a fun twist, Kravitz's mother, Lisa Bonet, had a supporting role in that flick, playing a musician and love interest for Cusack's character. We'd love to see Bonet make a cameo in a winking reference to her existing "High Fidelity" connection.
This "High Fidelity" project is just the latest high-profile original production that Disney is cooking up as it prepares to launch its new service. A live-action "Lady and the Tramp" remake starring the voices of Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux is set to make its debut there, as are a number of Marvel spinoff series featuring existing MCU actors reprising their famous roles.
No word yet on an official premiere date for either the series or the service, but both are expected to drop sometime in late 2019.