After a film about Miles Davis has been in the works for the past few years, famed actor and producer Don Cheadle has announced plans to switch the mode on the movie by turning it into a “gangster” film rather than a straight biopic. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Cheadle revealed some details about the project indicating that the the film is going for a “cubist” take on the life of the jazz legend:
“It’s not a cradle to grave story…It’s not a biopic, per se. It’s a gangster pic. It’s a movie Miles Davis would have wanted to star in. Without throwing away history, we’re trying to shuffle it and make it more cubist. The bulk of it takes place in ‘79, in a period where he wasn’t actually playing music. But we traverse a lot of it in his life.”
This sounds interesting.