‘The High Note’ Trailer: Welcome to the Dazzling World of the LA Music Scene

Focus Features has just released the official trailer for The High Note, and it doesn’t look anything like I was expecting. Let’s take a look.

With the cast involved, I was expecting a comedy. However, this looks like it will pack far more of a dramatic than comedic punch.

I was also unaware that Tracee Ellis Ross‘ mother was Diana Ross. I guess Hollywood really is just one big family. This will be Ross’ singing debut in a feature film, according to Entertainment Weekly. Here’s a quote from that article:

“In all honesty, none of this is taken from the world I know of being my mom’s child. The only thing is that I always had the dream of being able to sing. But this character was so beautifully and wonderfully written, and the story really has nothing to do with any of the things that I know from my mom’s experience. Except for the fact that there’s a real humanity to this woman and she’s not a paper-thin quote-unquote diva that the world usually paints larger-than-life women as. She’s a real person.”

I don’t think I’m the target audience for The High Note, but if it gets some seriously good reviews I may be tempted to check it out. I haven’t seen Ice Cube in a new movie in a while.

Oh, and I love the poster below. It feels very old-school LA.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

The High Note hits theaters May 8, 2020.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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