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High Fidelity star John Cusack weighs in on Disney reboot: “They’ll fuck it up”

The new female-led television series was announced last week

  • Jasmine Kent-Smith
  • 11 April 2018
 High Fidelity star John Cusack weighs in on Disney reboot: “They’ll fuck it up”

Last week news of a forthcoming Disney adaptation of the 2000 Steven Frears-directed film High Fidelity hit the web, with many celebrating the pivot from male to female lead.

However star of the original film John Cusack took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts on the reboot, writing in response to a fan, “They want to brand their thing with our thing—they’ll fuck it up.”

In a separate conversation the actor explained, “The woman part seems good / the rest not so much—but it’s Nick’s book hope at least he’s involved—if he’s not—it’ll suck.”

Both the new Disney series and the 2000 film reimagine Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity, following the story of a record store owner.

The new show’s treatment is being developed by writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, who are known for their work on award-winning series Ugly Betty, and will reportedly be broadcast on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.

Read the original news story surrounding the show here, and check out our feature on women reclaiming record stores here.

[Via Pitchfork]

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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