NME Festival blog: A gender-flipped ‘High Fidelity’ TV series is in the works


This sounds promising…

John Cusack and Jack Black in High Fidelity

Disney is reportedly planning a small-screen adaptation of High Fidelity which will see the gender of the lead characters reversed.

Nick Hornby’s acclaimed 1995 novel was previously adapted for the big screen by Stephen Frears in 2000, with John Cusack starring as lovestruck record store owner Rob Gordon.

Now, it’s claimed that the show will receive the small screen treatment as part of Disney’s forthcoming venture into streaming services.

The show will reportedly see the gender of the lead characters being swapped, and original screenwriter Scott Rosenberg is onboard to produce.

Along with the High Fidelity reboot, Disney’s new streaming service will reportedly see the development of new Star Wars and Marvel shows.

Disney is also believed to be working on a reboot of the Muppets, as well as a new Monsters Inc TV show.

The streaming service is expected to be a direct rival to Netflix, and will reportedly launch in 2019.

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