Legendary jazz musician Miles Davis will be getting a biopic from Notorious director George Tillman Jr. The songmaker’s career spanned over five decades, and he remains one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Fans have been waiting for a new biopic about the iconic musician, but Don Cheadle’s planned movie has yet to come to fruition.
The film is tentatively called Miles and is based on his son Gregory’s book, Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis — named after the immersive 1974 Carnegie Hall live album. Gregory will stay on board as a consultant for the picture. “Our intention is to make a feature film that will appeal beyond the worldwide audience of Miles Davis die-hard fans, to also include those who don’t know the first thing about the man, and introduce new ears to his music,” producer Nick Davis Raynes told The Hollywood Reporter. Is this the Miles movie you’ve envisioned, or are you holding out for Cheadle’s impassioned version?