Focus Features will release THE HIGH NOTE in theaters on Friday, May 8, 2020
Director: Nisha Ganatra (“Late Night”)
Writer: Flora Greeson
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman,Diplo
Set in the dazzling world of the LA 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.
In February 2019, it was announced Nisha Ganatra would direct the film, from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will serve as producers on the film under their Working Title Films banner. In May 2019, it was announced Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Zoë Chao had joined the cast of the film. Ice Cube and June Diane Raphael were added in June. Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard and Diplo were added to the cast.
Principal photography began in May 2019. In February 2020, the film was re-titled The High Note.