Wow, we haven’t seen this much Miles Davis Biopic-related news in…ever. A week after blaming president Bush and the economic woes of the universe on the slowdown of the making of the Miles Davis Movie, Don Cheadle recently spoke to Parade about the state of the project and his desire to portray the jazz icon.
Cheadle: “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re working on the script right now. I think it will happen. I love Miles, but you have to take everything he says with a grain of salt. He would tell a long story, and someone would go, ‘That’s amazing. Did that happen?’. He’d reply, ‘I don’t f**king know. You figure it out’.”
Cheadle added: “He wasn’t interested in what you thought about him. He was like, ‘I’m about the music. Deal with that.’ Capturing the essence of that man is a challenge.”
A challenge indeed. But I am confident Cheadle is up for it. He says he thinks it will happen. Let’s hope there is a contingency plan on the shelf by the Miles Davis Estate if for some reason Cheadle’s project loses traction and falls apart.
The image above pretty much sums it up.
This post also appears over at Miles Davis Online