The Miles Davis Movie: Don Cheadle Is Still Ready To Play Miles Davis


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


1 thought on “The Miles Davis Movie: Don Cheadle Is Still Ready To Play Miles Davis”

  1. Well I finished Miles autobiography and it’s like the best book I’ve ever read. And they have the nerve to be talking about a Kurt Cobain biopic. No, Kurt was talented but with talk of Kurt, nothing better stop this Miles project. And like the movie, “500 days of Summer” and Quentin Taratino in Pulp Fiction, there’s no reason why you can’t tell Miles story differently. Have him recording ‘Kind of Blue’, then when he meets Juliette, then when he meets his first wife Frances. Then when the detective hits him on the head for ‘loitering.’

    And Miles knew Richard Pryor and Prince. It would be great for prince to play himself, but Richard Pryor? Marlon Wayans? And I can’t wait for that Richard Pryor biopic.

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