11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Zoe Kravitz to Star in 'High Fidelity' TV Series for Disney Streaming Service
High Fidelity, the TV series for Disney's forthcoming streaming service, has found its lead.
Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to star in the reboot of the 2000 film take on Nick Hornby's novel. The 10-episode series is described as a reimagining of the movie and book and told from the female point of view. Kravitz, who will take on the role portrayed by John Cusack in the film, will star as the ultimate music fan and record store owner who is obsessed with pop culture and top-five lists. The actress also will executive produce.
Kravitz is the daughter of musician/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, with the latter having played Cusack's ex-girlfriend Marie DeSalle in the original pic.
Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka created the High Fidelity TV series for the forthcoming Disney streaming service. They will also exec produce alongside Midnight Radio's Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.
The unnamed direct-to-consumer streaming service is set to launch in late 2019 and feature a mix of original and library content from Disney's feature film and TV groups, Pixar Animation, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm.
Kravitz, who next returns for season two of HBO's Big Little Lies and counts Fantastic Beasts among her credits, is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Edelstein Laird.