Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great 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.
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.
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.
Don Cheadle: “Miles Davis flick is on.”
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.
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.
Good News. Finally.
Kickstarter, the popular funding platform for creative projects, has seen high-profile movie folks like Zach Braff and, more recently, Spike Lee, utilize the crowd-funding technique to great effect, so why can’t Don Cheadle get the Miles Davis Biopic rolling via the online fundraising tool? According to Variety, Spike Lee’s three-week-old fundraising effort has hit the …