Screen Junkies » Miles Davis http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Movie Will Be A “Gangster Pic” http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/don-cheadles-miles-davis-movie-will-be-a-gangster-pic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/don-cheadles-miles-davis-movie-will-be-a-gangster-pic/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2012 19:09:29 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241086 There will be cubes involved.

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You might remember reading a little about the movie about jazz legend Miles Davis that Don Cheadle was working on. It’s a dream project for Cheadle, who is a huge fan of Davis (it’s actually a little creepy). It’s not exactly a quickly developing film, though – here’s Cheadle:

“It’s three to five years average for most movies to get made, but often it’s 10 or 15 years. This is the kind of movie the business 10 years ago may have leapt at. But now, you don’t really see movies like this. We have a studio offer and we’re trying to back into a budget number, like we always have to do, without gutting the piece. It’s not a biopic, per se. It’s a gangster pic. It’s a movie that Miles Davis would have wanted to star in. Without throwing history away, we’re trying to shuffle it and make it more cubist. The bulk of it takes place in ’79, in a period where he actually wasn’t playing. But we traverse a lot of it his life, but it’s not a cradle to grave story.”

OK, so it’s NOT a biopic, it’s a gangster movie. And it takes place in a period when Miles Davis wasn’t recording any music. And there will be cubes involved? I don’t know whether to scratch my head or start quivering in anticipation of a movie as batshit as this sounds. Since this is Hollywood, there’s also a more conventional Miles Davis biopic in the works, from the guy who did Notorious. I wonder which movie will have an easier time getting made… (The Playlist)

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