Don Cheadle to play Miles Davis

By Drum Digital
10 July 2014

A project he's been working on since 2006, Don Cheadle is now shooting a movie about Miles Davis in which he will play the lead role.

Best known for his roles in Hotel Rwanda, Oceans 11 and its sequels and Iron Man 1 and 2, the actor wants to pay homage to one of his favourite Jazz musicians. "Music has always been one of my passions.  Since 6th grade, when I started listening to my parents’ Miles Davis records, his artistry has been an inspiration to me; he was someone who only ever followed a path as a runway to create a new one," he says in an article he's written on Indiegogo -  the site he's been using to source funds for the making of his film.  The film, while it will depict the life of Miles Davis, is not necessarily a docu-film on the Jazz icon. "I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, alive and AHEAD," Cheadle adds.

While a date for the film's release has not been set, the film is being widely promoted in various media platforms.

See a short clip on the film below:

- indiegogo

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