One week after playing at the Sundance Film Festival, the first trailer for Don Cheadle’s passion project, Miles Ahead has hit the web. Ten years in the making, Cheadle’s directorial debut brings one of the greatest jazz musicians to the big screen.
Inspired by events in Miles Davis’s life, this is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of twentieth-century music’s creative geniuses. Holed up in his Manhattan apartment, wracked with pain from a variety of ailments, sweating for the next check from his record company, and dodging sycophants and industry executives, Davis is haunted by memories of old glories, humiliations, and of his years with Frances Taylor, his great love.
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Academy Award–nominated actor Don Cheadle, co-writer, director, and lead actor, remarkably captures the musical legend on film through an impressively orchestrated use of images and sounds. Varying cinematic rhythms and beats are used to create a singular and intoxicating viewing experience as Cheadle displays a deep understanding of the man and his music.
Miles Ahead opens in theaters on April 1, 2016; check out the trailer below: