Don Cheadle has been trying to get a Miles Davis biopic done for over a decade and finally it’s happening. he put a lot of his own money into the project and even sought support via crowd funding on Indiegogo. Shooting for “Miles Ahead” begins this week in Cincinnati.
Unlike some other biopics–namely Jimi Hendrix and Aaliyah–Don has the full support of Miles Davis’s family. The film will not try to encompass all of Davis’s life. Instead, it will focus on a five year stretch when Miles stopped making music called “The Silent Period.”
The photo above is our first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis. Get the full story here.