Hulu’s High Fidelity has found its male lead.
Jake Lacy has been tapped to star as a series regular opposite previously announced Zoë Kravitz.
The series is a small-screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 film starring John Cusack. The reboot, however, brings with it a change of point of view and will be told through Kravitz’s character.
Kravitz will portray the ultimate music lover and record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists. Lacy will play Clyde, who is described as effortlessly cute, if not the coolest guy in the room. A recent N.Y. transplant from L.A., he’s still trying to figure out how to navigate the city. Despite his lack of interest in music, he reveals a funny and open side that intrigues Rob (Kravitz). But he might prove to be just like all the other guys… or so it seems.
The reboot hails from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka. The two also executive produce alongside Scott Rosenberg, who co-wrote the High Fidelity film, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, and Jeff Pinkner, as well as Hornby himself.