The High Note set for early digital release this May
James R | On 08, May 2020
Universal is releasing The High Note early on digital this May.
From Late Night director Nisha Ganatra, and writer Flora Greeson, The High Note is 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.
Johnson and Ice Cube are joined on screen by Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman and Diplo.
The film, which was original set for a release in cinemas on 8th May will now be heading straight to digital platforms. The move follows Universal’s earlier success with the release of The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma online, as well as the digital debut of Trolls: World Tour. The latter sparked backlash from Odeon and Cineworld, but Universal UK is pushing ahead with an online release this May anyway, with the earliest cinemas might open again being July for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet – and, even if that did happen, the question marks around safety requirements and audience enthusiasm a whole new kettle of unknown fish.
The High Note will, like Universal’s other early digital titles, be available on a Premium VOD model with a price tag of £15.99 for a 48-hour rental from 29th May. You can expect it to be available on Apple TV (iTunes) / Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Movies, Rakuten TV, Google Play, Sky Store and CHILI.
Here’s the trailer: