Focus Features has revealed the trailer and poster for The High Note, opening in theaters on Friday, May 8, 2020. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Diplo.
The High Note is set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene and is the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights.
Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer.
When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.
The production marks the follow-up film for Late Night director Nisha Ganatra with a screenplay written by Flora Greeson.
Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Alexandra Loewy as executive producer. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally.
Dakota Johnson is a BAFTA nominated and award-winning actress and producer. She starred as Anastasia Steele in Universal’s billion-dollar Fifty Shades franchise. She’s a repeat collaborator of Luca Guadagnino, having starred in his films Suspiria and A Bigger Splash. Her other film credits including Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, David Fincher’s The Social Network and Bad Times at the El Royale.
Ross is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist, best known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the series black-ish and playing Joan Clayton on the long-running hit series Girlfriends.
When the movie was previously announced (under the title “Covers”), Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said: “Together Dakota and Tracee are an undeniable force of comedic talent, and along with our friends at Working Title and our director Nisha, we can’t wait to see them go head to head on this new project.”
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