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Dakota Johnson & Tracee Ellis Ross in First Trailer for 'The High Note'

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February 28, 2020
Source: YouTube

The High Note Trailer

"Grace – you are the song. You should not be buried under all this flashy garbage." Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for the movie The High Note, set in the "dazzling world" of the Los Angeles music scene. Tracee Ellis Ross stars as a singing "superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights." She crosses paths with her overworked personal assistant, played by Dakota Johnson. When her manager 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 film also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, with an appearance by Diplo. This looks like an electrifying, stylish adventure through the music scene, with lots of good-looking people trying to make the best music they can.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Nisha Ganatra's The High Note, direct from Focus' YouTube:

The High Note Poster

Set in the dazzling world of the L.A. music scene comes 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 High Note is directed by Canadian filmmaker Nisha Ganatra, director of the films Chutney Popcorn, Fast Food High, Wedding Bells, and 2019's Late Night previously. The screenplay is written by Flora Greeson. Produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. This hasn't premiered at any fests or otherwise yet. Focus Features will release Ganatra's The High Note in select US theaters starting on May 8th this summer. Who's excited?

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9 Comments

1

Wow, that looked surprisingly good! "Is the food coming,sir?" lol

kitano0 on Feb 28, 2020

2

I hate to tell Tracie but 1 in 5 (recording stars over 40 and black) is 20% while blacks in America are only 12.5% so they'd be overrepresented.

Michael Lederman on Feb 28, 2020

3

Not that it doesn't look charming, but also somehow shallow ...

shiboleth on Feb 28, 2020

4

Yea, shallow is a good perception of this whole thing. Plus, anything with Dakota Johnson in it I'm gone. Plus, there's also Ice Cube. That makes me double gone. Anyone who names themselves Ice Cube or Ice T or whatever else (Vanilla Ice?) was going on back then is of absolutely no interest to me and never will be.

thespiritbo on Feb 28, 2020

5

Reading often your hard criticism of American cinema I can't help but to remember sometimes the title of the film called 'The Decline of the American Empire' from 1986. It's a Canadian film about (mis)fortunes of love and about the decline of American view on happines in film and culture. They also made another film, I wouldn't really called it a sequel (it would be too American, right?), titled 'The Barbarian Invasions' (2003., I think they even got Oscar for a foreign film. Or not? I'm not sure). Anyway, you might have watched them (or not) and they sometimes remind me on you. Of course, you might have quite different view on everything that is the idea of those films, but still, talks in this film sometimes (which means, not always and not in their entirety) remind me on your thinking about films. If I may notice that ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Feb 29, 2020

6

Man, you are calling forth some really obscure films way back when, shiboleth...I barely remember those two films and would be in trouble trying to recall what they were about. I liked the director's later film Jesus of Montreal...or at least I can remember what it's about and that I liked it. Also, there is no American cinema anymore. Not to me. It's more just American movies and I don't like much of it. It's pity because I do remember liking American films once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away...lol...cheers!

thespiritbo on Feb 29, 2020

7

Don't bother too much about it. This is my way of escaping usual film fare we are all buried with these days. And believe me, I consider those mentioned to be pretty much known ones, if I compare them with some others I watch sometimes. As for American cinema and films, I agree, there were good times and now they are, well, more different. Anyway, it was just a thought, let's move on ....

shiboleth on Mar 1, 2020

8

Don't bother too much about it. This is my way of escaping usual film fare we are all buried with these days. And believe me, I consider those mentioned to be pretty much known ones, if I compare them with some others I watch sometimes. As for American cinema and films, I agree, there were good times and now they are, well, more different. Anyway, it was just a thought, let's move on ....

shiboleth on Mar 1, 2020

9

Hard pass.

THE_RAW_ on Mar 4, 2020

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