Hulu’s High Fidelity is an American romantic comedy series, which is based on Stephen Frears’s movie of the same name that premiered in 2000 wherein star John Cusack performed in the lead role as Rob Gordon, who is a self-confessed music-loving man with a poor understanding of women. After dumping by his fifth and latest girlfriend, Rob tries to find out why he is failing in love many times. Interestingly the concept of the hit romantic dramedy came from a British novel of the same name written by Nick Hornby in 1995.
In Novel, the story was set in London. In the movie, it was Chicago while the latest adaptation, developed by writers Veronica West (Chicago Fire) and Sarah Kucserka (Bull) brings the story to Brooklyn’s Crown-Heights neighborhood. The 10 episodes series tells the story from a female point of view wherein Rob is played by Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), who is also an executive producer on the project.
“We, of course, had to modernize the world,” Kravitz said in an interview, all 10 episodes of which will drop at once. “Now we are dealing with people who are not only obsessed with pop culture, but also nostalgia. Surprisingly, I don’t think the character has changed much. Of course, it’s my own interpretation, but the heart of the character is very much the same. Changing the character from male to female did not change the kind of person we are dealing with.”
Here’s an official synopsis of the new series, “A departure from Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and beloved 2000 film, Hulu’s High Fidelity centers on Rob (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.”
Starring alongside Kravitz will be, Jake Lacy as Clyde (Miss Sloane), Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Cherise (Dolemite Is My Name), David Holmes as Simon (Mindhunter) and Kingsley Ben-Adir (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword). Russian Doll showrunner and star Natasha Lyonne is credited as a director on one of the episodes.
Hulu has published a trailer on December 20 along with the remake details. In the two minutes trailer, Kravitz tells the camera, “there is a little bit of everything: punk, electronic, hip-hop, rock,’ to quote our lone Yelp review, ‘decently curated cuts, unpretentious location, owner’s a little rude. Two-and-a-half stars.” High Fidelity is hitting the streaming service on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2020, Check out the trailer above.