“In the history of music, only five women over 40 ever had a no.1 hit. And only one of them was black” superstar singer Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross) tells Dakota Johnson’s Maggie, her personal assistant and also a would-be music producer.
There look to be some barnstorming numbers in this, though I couldn’t take my eyes off Grace’s clothes – gorgeous block-colour outfits that scream elegance and control when the reality looks to be that she’s terrified both of stagnating and of trying something new, while being pulled this way and that by her musical and marketing teams.
Watch the first trailer for The High Note now and check out the first-look image below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
“Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer.
Maggie 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.”
Also featuring Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael, Kelvin Harrison Jnr and Eddie Izzard, The High Note is written by Flora Greeson and directed by Nisha Ganatra (who directed last year’s Late Night).
The film will be released in UK and US cinemas on 8 May 2020.