Dueling Miles Davis biopics in the works
Miles Davis is undeniably one of the most fascinating and mercurial figures in jazz history, so it's not surprising that there are currently not one, but two, biopics of the legendary trumpeter in the works.
George Tillman Jr., the man behind the Biggie film Notorious, is developing one movie, based on the book Dark Magus by Davis's son Gregory Davis. Meanwhile, acclaimed actor Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2, Hotel Rwanda) is shepherding what's shaping up to be a more unconventional take on the volatile master musician. Cheadle recently told Empire magazine that the project the will have a "cubist" approach, and he added that movie will be "a gangster pic," signaling that the performer is determined to capture Davis's uncompromising nature.
We'll definitely throw our chips in with Cheadle's production, and we're apparently not the only ones. Indiewire just unveiled unofficial posters for the film created by graphic designer Michael Stadtlender, and we're quite partial to the colorful Saul Bass-like image. Let's hope this helps to propel the production forward.