Actress Zoë Kravitz has reportedly signed on to star in and executive produce High Fidelity for Disney’s streaming service.

What’s happening: 

  • According to Deadline, after lengthy negotiations, Zoë Kravitz has signed on to star in as well as executive produce Disney’s High Fidelity episodic show.
  • Based off the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 movie starring John Cusack, this reimagined version will tell the story from a female point of view.
  • The show has been given a full 10 episode order with Kravitz as the lead.
  • Much like Cusack’s Rob Gordon in the film. Kravitz’s character will love music, pop culture, top five lists, and she’ll own a record store.
  • The show is currently in development for Disney’s streaming service which is set to launch in 2019.
  • Writers Veronica West & Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty) co-wrote the script and will executive produce alongside Midnight Radio producing team.
  • Midnight Radio is comprised of Scott Rosenberg — who co-wrote the High Fidelity feature — Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.
  • ABC Signature Studios, and the cable/streaming division of ABC Studios will also assist in the production and distribution of the show.

ICYMI—More Disney streaming service:

  • Some favorite Marvel characters could be getting standalone shows on the streaming service. Marvel is reportedly looking to bring fan favorites like Loki and Scarlet Witch to a smart device near you.
  • Giancarlo Esposito will be joining the cast of Stargirl—based on the young adult novel of the same name—in a supporting role.
  • Disney is also developing a High School Musical show for the streaming service and is currently in the process of casting.
  • The live action/CGI version of Lady and the Tramp has cast Yvette Nicole Brown in the role of aunt Sarah. She joins Justin Theroux and Tessa Thompson who will voice the leads in this updated take on a classic story.
 
 

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