Focus Features will make The High Note available On Demand for a 48-hour rental period starting on May 29th, the studio announced today. The movie was previously scheduled to be released in theaters on Friday, May 8.
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 produced the film with Nathan Kelly and Alexandra Loewy serving as executive producers.
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 announced, 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.”
What do you think about The High Note VOD release? Are you going to watch the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. You can watch the trailer below and you’ll find a special announcement from Tracee Ellis Ross underneath.