FIRST LOOK - Don Cheadle as Music Legend Miles Davis in New Biopic MILES AHEAD
EW has shared the first image of actor Don Cheadle as music legend Miles Davis in the upcoming biopic MILES AHEAD, currently in production in Cincinnati, Ohio. Check it out below:
The movie follows a five year period in Davis' life in which he withdrew from music and struggled through a relationship with first wife Frances Taylor Davis. Cheadle explained that he took the role because he felt it was a unique film:
"I had done several other quote-unquote biopics and was always struck by the limitations they presented, because they were trying to be historically accurate. Let's be honest, any biopic is a series of omissions and conflations of events and amalgamations of characters.
And you're trying to have a movie experience under three hours, so in the process you condense people's lives from cradle to grave, so things tend to feel episodic and event-oriented as opposed to a story about people and relationships and a character. So I didn't want to do another biopic.
When I heard the idea, from various people who had played with him, producers, writers, that this could potentially be something, I thought, if the script is great I would be open to it since he's always been a fascinating figure to me.'"