Trivia for The High Note
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- Wanuri Kahiu was originally going to direct the movie.
- The mother of Tracee Ellis Ross is superstar singer/icon Diana Ross. The mother of Dakota Johnson is Oscar nominee/Golden Globe Winning actress Melanie Griffith. Melanie plays Tess in this film, a nod for her celebrated Tess McGill in Working Girl (1988).
- Dakota Johnson and Ice Cube previously appeared in 21 Jump Street (2012).
- Grace states only five women over 40 have had number one singles, and only one who is African American: at the time of filming these were Sia (aged 40), Madonna (42), Bette Midler (43), Cher (52), and Tina Turner (44). However, Aretha Franklin (45) also hit number one, albeit on a duet with George Michael, meaning technically two African American singers had achieved the feat. By the time the film was released Mariah Carey (49) had also added to this number. In addition, at the time of filming Sia was the most recent artist to achieve a number one aged over 40. She has worked extensively with both Greg Kurstin, who wrote and produced songs for the soundtrack of this movie, and Diplo, who has a small role in the film as producer R Dubs.