Tag: Nick Hornby

John Cusack and Jack Black in High Fidelity

Jake Lacy Joins Hulu Adaptation of ‘High Fidelity’

Exciting news for fans of High FidelityAccording to this article from ComingSoon the upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby has found its co-lead. Jake Lacy was announced to join the series in the role of the television show’s secondary character, Clyde.

 

 

The cover to High Fidelity featuring a man covering half his face

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The book tells the story of a pop culture trivia obsessed man called Rob. His girlfriend, Laura, leaves him, with Rob both confused and relieved by this due to his obsession with trivia. The series adaptation will be gender flipping the roles, with Rob becoming a woman and Laura becoming a man called Clyde.

 

 

 

The book was previously adapted into a feature film in 2000 starring John Cusack and Jack Black. The Hulu adaptation has been ordered for ten episodes and Zoë Kravitz will play the lead in this series. The television adaptation was originally scheduled for release on Disney+ before being moved to Hulu, as Disney was reportedly uncomfortable with more adult content on their family friendly platform. The series has no set release date yet but it should be intriguing, especially considering the gender flipped roles from the book.

 

 

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Patti Smith, Janelle Monáe, Better Oblivion Community Center Among Artists Donating to Nick Hornby & Dave Eggers Charity Auction

A fundraiser organized by award-winning authors Nick Hornby and Dave Eggers—which benefits international youth writing and activism centers— starts up tonight, April 22nd.

 

Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby and Dave Eggers are pretty famous people, as you’re probably aware  Nick Hornby wrote Fever Pitch, which got loosely adapted into a film of the same name, as well as the film that gave Nicholas Hoult his start, About a Boy.

 

Dave Eggers

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Dave Eggers wrote A Hologram for a King, a small novel which became a finalist for the National Book Award and also got a film adaptation (which stared Tom Hanks!) They must be as persuasive as they are great at writing, because they got a few fairly amazing people on board.

 

Setlist for The Who

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As an aside, in case you’re not music savvy, a setlist is a list of what the musician is going to play for that night – literally their ‘set’. So if you have a musician’s setlist, then you have a piece of history that the musician depended on.

I hear you asking…”Why are you going on about setlists?”

 

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Janelle Monáe, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and Patti Smith (Getty Images)

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The reason is simple – setlists from Patti Smith, The Who, Wilco, Sigur Ros, Steely Dan, Dixie Chicks, Nine Inch Nails, Mitski, Jim James, Rush, The Pretenders, Shakey Graves, Better Oblivion Community Center, Toro Y Moi and so so many more musicians are going on auction for Hornby’ and Eggers’ fundraiser!

As Paste Magazine writes, “Ever wished you could turn back the clock for a chance at one of R.E.M’s setlists, like the one from their first major tour in 1989, signed by all four original members? What about a Death Cab for Cutie setlist from their Transatlanticism 15th anniversary show in Chicago? Or maybe Janelle Monae’s 2019 Coachella setlist?”

It’s a tempting question. Plus, the money is going to a good place.

 

R.E.M., Patti Smith, Janelle Monae, Death Cab for Cutie, More to Auction Setlists for Youth Writing and Activism Centers

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Pitchfork quotes Nick Hornby, author of Fever Pitch, as saying…

“…this is a way to satisfy your music-geek side without aggravating your favorite musicians”

and Paste Magazine quotes Dave Eggers, author of Where the Wild Things are, as saying…

“We’re hoping to raise about $50,000….That will have a powerful impact on more than 150 student writers at the Ministry of Stories and writing centers worldwide.”

Wow!

These pieces of music history is going to help writers and readers of all shapes and sizes. Want to buy anything? Check it out here!

 

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