Variety is reporting that Da’Vine Joy Randolph and David H. Holmes are the latest names to join the cast of Hulu’s television series adaptation of High Fidelity.
The High Fidelity feature (based on the Nick Hornsby’s novel) focused on a thirty-something record store owner named Rob who is facing a mid-life crisis when he current girlfriend Laura, leaves him because he hasn’t changed since they met. He reviews his top five worst breakups and as he recalls each breakup, he reconnects with the women on the list to find out why they dumped him.
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (whose credits include People of Earth and Empire) will be playing the role of Cherise, who is boisterous, likeable, funny with an infectious energy and thinks she knows everything. Cherise is passionate about music, and passionate about telling Simon and Rob their musical taste sucks. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she’s still searching for her purpose in life – and will surprise everyone when she declares her own musical aspirations.
David H. Holmes (whose credits include The Tick and Mindhunter) will be playing the role of Simon, who is sarcastic and cranky with an attractive quirkiness. Simon loves to judge others and has an eccentric yet extensive musical knowledge. Simon and Rob dated years ago, but eventually came out, which put an abrupt end to their relationship but not their friendship. Simon still happily works for Rob at the record store. He presents as condescending and aloof, all the while leading a lonely personal life while he searches for Mr. Right.
The project is being written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, and will executive produce alongside Kravitz, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.
The series will consist of ten episodes.