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Miles Ahead is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle’s bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.
Check out the trailer for the film opening in New York and Los Angeles April 1st.
In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. »
- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, which marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle who also stars in the film as legendary jazz musician alongside Ewan McGregor and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Check it out here…
Miles Ahead is set for release on April 1st in the States and on April 22nd in the UK.
- Amie Cranswick
The first trailer for the Miles Davis biopic from Don Cheadle Miles Ahead, has just debuted online. The film will be released in the U.S. on April 1st, and the UK on 22nd April. Cheadle directs as well as stars as Davis, with the film focussing on the the life and music of the legendary musician.
“If you’re going to tell the story, come with some attitude, man.”
We’re expecting to see the film at Berlinale ’16, which kicks off in Germany next week. Obviously, we’ll bring you our full review as soon as we can. For now, enjoy this fantastic new trailer.
- Paul Heath
The trailer to Miles Ahead opens with Don Cheadle's interpretation of Miles Davis making only one demand: "If you.re going to tell the story, come with some attitude, man." With the film's first trailer finally being released to the public, as seen below, it looks like Cheadle's directorial debut has attitude, and plenty to spare. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly's recent exclusive, we've been granted an advanced look at the film that premiered during last year's festival circuit. Miles Ahead focuses its storytelling mostly on a period towards the end of Miles' "silent" period . which lasted between 1975 and 1980. The events of the film take place in 1979, in which Davis (Cheadle) and an unwelcome journalist (Ewan McGregor) have to team up in order to retrieve some session recordings that have fallen into the wrong hands. In other words, think of a caper film thrown into a blender with a more »
Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as an adviser to Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull in 19th Century drama “Woman Walks Ahead.”
Im Global will begin selling international rights at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling domestic rights.
Susanna White, who directed “Generation Kill” and “Nanny McPhee Returns,” is on board to direct from a script by Steven Knight. Producers are Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Rick Solomon and Erika Olde.
Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing the project. Production companies are Zwick-Herskovitz’s banner Bedford Falls along with Black Bicycle.
Chastain will portray Caroline Weldon, who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people. Weldon wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.
- Dave McNary
Don Cheadle takes center stage as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis in a new trailer for the feature “Miles Ahead.” “Miles Ahead” is not a typical musical biopic in the vein of “Ray” or “Walk the Line.” Instead, the film focuses on Davis’ life in the 1970s as the musician tries to jumpstart his career. Flashbacks weave in and out of the film, filling the gaps of Davis’ early success. Ewan McGregor co-stars as Rolling Stone journalist Dave Brill, who approaches Davis for an article highlighting the icon’s return to the spotlight. Emayatzy Corinealdi also stars as Davis’ first wife Frances Taylor. This is a passion project for Cheadle. The actor not only stars, but directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the drama that closed the New York Film Festival last fall and recently played at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is set for release April 1. Inspired by this post? »
“You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter.
The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan.
“Miles Ahead” premiered in October as the closing night movie of the New York Film Festival. The pic, which marks Cheadle’s directorial debut, is titled from the iconic trumpeter’s 1957 album — his first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the “Birth of the Cool” sessions.
The film is set in New York in 1979, when Davis was ending a five-year “silent period” and teaming with a Rolling Stone reporter in an effort to revive his career. Davis died in 1991 at the age of 65.
His years with the love of his life, »
- Dave McNary
The trailer for Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle in the titular role, has been released. ‘Miles Ahead’ Trailer “If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude, man,” are the first words out of Miles Davis’ mouth in the trailer. He’s talking to Rolling Stone reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor), who […]
- Chelsea Regan
Don Cheadle brings the bravado of Miles Davis to life in the first trailer for his directorial debut, “Miles Ahead.” Cheadle plays the legendary musician in the biopic, which sees the jazz virtuoso, fighter and genius as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs“) and Keith Stanfield (“Straight Outta Compton”). Steven Baigelman and Cheadle co-wrote the screenplay. Also Read: Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie »
- Joe Otterson
Miles Ahead is an exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, as he virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through quite a few rewrites and changes over the course of three years. And we've heard a lot about certain classic characters that almost made the cut. Jedi master Yoda may have gotten closest of all, but alas, most of his scenes were cut from the movie, except for a few quick snippets of dialogue. Yoda would have reappeared as a Force Ghost, just as he did at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. But that idea was nixed early on in the process.
The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey revealed to Et that the diminutive green warrior was being considered for the sequel. They even went so far as to have original Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz come in and participate. They don't reveal exactly what Frank Oz was doing on set. But they do say this. »
Nearly 10 years had passed since Miles Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn declared that Don Cheadle was the only actor who could play the late jazz legend, but it wasn't until Tuesday — when Sony Pictures Classics dropped the first trailer for Miles Ahead — that the rest of the world got a firsthand look at what Wilburn had in mind. Cheadle didn't merely agree to star in the movie, but co-wrote and directed the film, with the initial peek promising a biopic every bit as reckless and singular as its subject. As »
The life of legendary musician Miles Davis will be told on the big screen later this year in the biopic entitled Miles Ahead, which debuted at the 2015 New York Film Festival and is set for theatrical release on April 1. Today we have the first trailer for this upcoming drama, starring Don Cheadle as the musical icon, with the actor also making his directorial debut. The actor/director also spoke with Entertainment Weekly, shedding new light on this unique story.
10 years ago, when Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the musician's nephew Vince Wilburn told reporters that he thought Don Cheadle was the perfect actor to play his uncle. The actor admitted that he wasn't pursuing the role at that time, but at first, he was only interested in starring, not directing. The actor/filmmaker revealed how he came around to making his directorial debut on Miles Ahead. »
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The story of Miles Davis is one of the most interesting tales, in the world of music. So, it stands to reason that Don Cheadle would be the perfect man to play the late musician. In fact, Cheadle was chosen to play this role by Vince Wilburn, Davis' nephew, during Davis' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cheadle admits, ”I had not been reaching out for this role in any way, shape or form, There was a pronouncement made, I guess — a proclamation — that I was going to play his uncle in a movie.”
You can read the full interview in the link above.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
"If you gunna tell a story... come with some attitude, man!" Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first official trailer for Don Cheadle's new film Miles Ahead, which already played the New York Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival so far. Don Cheadle stars as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, with a cast including Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor. This trailer is all over the place, with odd cuts and awkward scenes, but I think that's the point. Like jazz, it has no particular rhyme or reason, and jumps all over. Reviews for the film say that Cheadle "buries himself in the character. His version of Davis is a creature of paranoia and understated frustration..." Give it a watch. Here's the first official trailer for Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead, originally embedded from EW.com: Unlike most biopics, Miles Ahead focuses on just a few »
- Alex Billington
Some eyebrows were raised when the New York Film Festival decided to close out a stellar year with Miles Ahead, an unseen-by-almost-any Miles Davis biopic that marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle. That confusion continued once people saw the movie: what was touted in the festival notes as “truly, one of the finest films ever made about the life of an artist” played to many, myself included, as a half-interesting, half-perfunctory telling that, if you’ll allow me, knew much of the music and little of the rhythm.
Given the generally lukewarm response, it’s of little surprise that Sony Pictures Classics won’t hold the picture over for next year’s awards consideration, instead slotting it for an April 1 release. (April 1… Nyff’s ringing endorsement… you create the joke.) The first preview is a decent indication of what’s coming, and so I believe it’s safe to say that, »
- Nick Newman
Taking on the starring role for a biopic of any kind comes packing its own share of expectations, particularly when it comes to stepping into the shoes of an icon from beyond our time. But for Avengers star Don Cheadle, he was deemed the perfect fit to assume the role of jazz legend Miles Davis long before the biopic ever came to form, after gaining the blessing of Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn almost a decade ago.
Fast forward to today and we’ve arrived at the first trailer for Miles Ahead. Written and directed by Cheadle, the musical biopic represents something of a passion project for the actor, who recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about bringing Davis’ story to the moviegoing masses.
“Just the fact that he wasn’t playing. The fact that he hadn’t played for five years, up to that point, and in a way, was either »
- Michael Briers
Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for "Miles Ahead," the upcoming biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis which both stars and is directed by Don Cheadle. Playing the film festival circuit back in the Fall, the film is scheduled to hits cinemas April 1st.
Set at a low point in Davis' life in the late 1970s, during the midst of a drug addiction, the musician is approached by a sketchy journalist (Ewan McGregor) determined to write his comeback story and when Davis' unheard session tapes are stolen by a record producer (Michael Stuhlbarg), the two men set out to get them back.
- Garth Franklin
When it was announced that Don Cheadle would be playing jazz legend Miles Davis, it was one of those things that was almost a foregone conclusion. In fact, he'd been picked for the role before he even knew about Miles Ahead- the upcoming film about a turbulent period in the musician's life. Who had chosen him? Davis's nephew, Vince Wilburn, at the 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction of his uncle. He said Cheadle was the man to do it.
And, from the looks of this new trailer, Wilburn may have been right on the money. You can check it out right here:
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
Generally speaking, musical biopics take either a traditional approach of spanning the lifetime of a great artist or covering their most fertile creative period. But for "Miles Ahead," director and star Don Cheadle decided to focus on the late '70s, a period when Miles Davis was largely out of the public spotlight. It's a bold move, but an era Cheadle found fascinating. Read More: Nyff Review: 'Miles Ahead' Starring Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor & Emayatzy Corinealdi "Just the fact that he wasn’t playing. The fact that he hadn’t played for five years, up to that point, and in a way, was either chopping at the bit to figure out what to say again, if to say again, or he was going down towards death very quickly. He was standing on that knife’s edge at that point, and I don’t think he even know which way it was gonna go. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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