Today, we got our first peek at the Hulu adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel, High Fidelity. Peep this trailer!
Long-time listeners of The Plotaholics Podcast will remember that we covered the John Cusack cinematic adaptation of High Fidelity back in our Summer of Cusack. I love love LOVE that film, so I was worried about another adaptation.
I started coming around, though, when the news broke that Zoe Kravitz was attached to play a re-imagined, female version of the lead character, Rob. I’ve always been interested in this story from a woman’s perspective, so I’m here for it.
Kravitz has everything to pull this off, so I feel like one of my all-time favorite pop culture properties is in good hands here. The rest of the cast features David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rainbow Francks, and friend of the show, Alyssa Kempinski.
The tone of the trailer is both familiar and fresh. It feels a lot like the film–with Kravtiz’s character breaking the fourth wall and cashier being rude to customers–but there is a newness to this version as well. Kravitz can’t help but bring her own swagger to the game, and that means her brand of self-loathing should feel much different than what Cusack gave us in the film.
This Plotaholic is pumped.