Zoe Kravitz to lead Disney’s High Fidelity TV series
Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies, Mad Mad: Fury Road, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) will be starring as the lead in the upcoming High Fidelity TV series for Disney’s streaming service, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The series is a reimagining of the 2000 feature film based on Nick Hornby’s novel, with Kravitz taking on the role played by John Cusack in the movie. High Fidelity has been ordered for 10 episodes and will tell the story from a female point of view, with Kravitz portraying the ultimate music fan and record store owner who is obsessed with pop culture and top five lists.
Kravitz, the daughter of musician/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet (who starred in the movie), will also executive produce the project. Creators Veronic West and Sarah Kucserka will executive produce alongside Midnight Radio’s Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.
Kravitz’s recent credits include her role as Bonnie Carlson in HBO’s Big Little Lies, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, and the sci-fi action movie Kin. She can next be seen on the big screen in the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sequel and recently completed the musical drama Viena and the Fantomes alongside Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Evan Rachel Rood.
As previously announced, the new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly-anticipated movies. Disney will also make a significant investment in an annual slate of original movies, TV shows, short-form content and other Disney-branded exclusives for the service. Additionally, the service will feature a vast collection of library content, including Disney and Pixar movies and Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD television programming. All told, around 500 films from the Disney library will be present on the service along with nearly 7,000 episodes of Disney television.
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