Miles Ahead Trailer (2016)
Trailer for Miles Ahead.
Miles Ahead is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle's bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.
In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past.
The film originally started an Indiegogo campaign back in 2014. They started with a goal of raising $300,000 and was able to surpass that with a total of $344,582 raised which was more than enough to help them finish the film.
This will mark the Directorial debut for Don Cheadle. His previous experience at the helm includes only 2 episode of House of Cards and 1 episode of the mini-series "Vanity Fair: Decades".
The film used to be titled Kill The Trumpet Player.
This will be the first time that a biopic has been done on the great Miles Davis and I could not be happier who is slotted to play the iconic role. While, I have some reservation about Don Cheadle's Directorial debut and what he will bring to the table, I think he is an amazing actor and you cannot deny the resemblence.
2 min 15 sec
February 03, 2016
Sony Pictures Classics
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