Disney has found a lead for their High Fidelity TV reboot, which is set to air on its forthcoming streaming service. Zoë Kravitz, star of HBO’s Big Little Lies and the new Fantastic Beasts film, is set to follow in mother Lisa Bonet’s footsteps and star in High Fidelity. High Fidelity was a 1995 Nick Hornby book that was turned into a movie in 2000 and starred John Cusack as a record store owner and hopeless dater who made a lot of Top 5 lists.
But Kravitz won’t be playing Bonet’s role of Marie De Salle, who was an alluring singer and Rob Gordon’s ex-girlfriend. She’ll be taking over Cusack’s role in a reimagining of High Fidelity from the female perspective. It’s not any stretch to see Kravitz making her own Top 5 lists and being the expert on all things music—she is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz, after all. The series, created by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, will be 10 episodes long and expand the story of the novel.
Naturally, not everyone is happy about this reboot of the cult classic and romantic dramedy. Some fans are worried that the beloved tale will lose its bitterness and take out its commentary on dating. Rob wasn’t always on a quest to find his soulmate. This has been touted as a family-friendly film from a company that has made its fortune in clean, fairytale endings, so how are they going to handle a movie that’s celebrated for its realism?
Even John Cusack is concerned. The actor took to Twitter when the reboot was first announced in April to express his thoughts on it. Saying that he hoped Disney didn’t “fuck it up.”
Like Cusack, we hope that Disney doesn’t “fuck it up.” Disney’s streaming service is set to launch sometime in late 2019.