The long (long) saga of the Miles Davis Movie/Biopic has taken an interesting turn: Cheadle has aligned with Indiegogo to raise $325,000 in funds by July 6 to enable him to make Miles Ahead, a movie about jazz legend Miles Davis.
The first image of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis appears via EW. One word: wow!
I’ve been following the ‘making of’ the Miles Davis Biopic since 2008. Along the way I have written about all types of topics associated with Miles Davis, but the centerpiece of Miles Davis Online has always been the movie.
The big news today is that Don Cheadle has hooked up with Indigogo to help raise $325,000 in funds by July 6 to enable him to make Miles Ahead, his forever-in-development movie about jazz legend Miles Davis.
Miles Davis biopic, now apparently called “Miles Ahead”, is set to film in Cincinnati. Production offices for the film opened in Cincinnati in mid-May, scouting for film locations and local talent.
iRock Jazz LIVE! recently featured about an hour-long interview with Vince Wilburn Jr., Miles Davis’ nephew, who, along with his cousins, Cheryl Davis and Erin Davis, oversee Miles Davis Properties, LLC.
We’re happy to feature one of six concert posters Louise designed for a new contest to commemorate the release of Miles Davis’ Miles At The Fillmore.
In a deal that reflects both the continuing initiative of the Miles Davis estate and the growing mini-major status of the Kobalt Music Group, the two parties recently struck a deal for the independent music publisher to administer the entire catalog of the late jazz icon.
Mr Porter takes a closer look at the enduring music and style of some of the finest jazz musicians. Miles Davis, as one would expect, is among the eight icons featured.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed a bill on Tuesday officially renaming West 77th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue as “Miles Davis Way.”
BiFrost Pictures told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce “Kill the Trumpet Player,” with Don Cheadle starring and also making his directorial debut.
“Making Sure Miles Stays Forever Young” is a very good article in the Sunday New York Times about the business of Miles Davis and how the estate is working to keep the brand going strong for a new generation of fans.
But something is missing.
No word if a deal is in place, but according to Don Cheadle, shooting is set to begin next summer.
For the longest time it was understood that Antoine Fuqua was going to direct the Miles Davis Movie – a project Don Cheadle was originally going to direct dating back to when he signed on in 2007.
While we wait to see if Don Cheadle and his team can swing a deal for the Miles Davis Movie – known as Kill The Trumpet Player -, we finally are able to get an idea of how this potential movie might look like.
AFM is happening right this second, but nothing to report on a deal for the Miles Davis biopic – Kill The Trumpet Player. But what we do know is how the film is being pitched – in terms of story.