Disney are developing a new television series based on the Stephen Frears-directed film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity..
Rather than following the story of a male record store owner, the new series will star a female lead.
Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, who worked on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Ugly Betty, are writing the treatment. Deadline it’s being “described as a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials”, and reveal it will feature fourth wall-breaking addresses to the audience.
The series is being developed to feature on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.
Read our feature Forget High Fidelity: How women are reclaiming record stores here.
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