Emmy- and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle will direct and star in a biopic about legendary jazz musician Miles Davis.
Miles Ahead, which has already been shot, struggled for years to find studio backing, but thankfully, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights for the film.
Don released the following statement about Miles Ahead:
“Miles was many things…a supreme artist and a national treasure but also an enigma to those around him, especially during his so-called quiet period. With the family’s blessing and Miles’ tenets on creativity as our guide, we used these cloistered years as a jumping off point to compose the story of a self-exiled artist creating his own ‘centrifugal adventure’ to spin himself back into playing music again.”
Miles Ahead will close out the New York Film Festival on October 11.
[via Entertainment Weekly]