Making A Female Version Of HIGH FIDELITY Is A Terrible Idea - Movies In Focus
What came first – the news of the all-female High Fidelity reboot or the misery? High Fidelity really doesn’t need to be remade from a woman’s perspective. Stephen Frear’s film (and source material by Nick Hornby) was perfectly good from a man’s point of view – and that was essentially the whole purpose of it – being a man. Like it or not, it looks, we’re getting a new female-focused series which will be using the Cusack classic as inspiration. Scott Rosenberg, who ‘apparently’ co-wrote the movie (see below) will produce alongside Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Released in 2000, the John Cusack starring pic hit all the right notes, had a killer soundtrack and worked on just about every level (it even had a Bruce Springsteen cameo) and it even launched Jack Black’s career. Here’s the dope on the show (which is being developed for Disney’s direct-to-consumer service) from Deadline ‘Written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, the High Fidelity TV series is described as a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials. I hear it centers on a record store owner — a female take [...]