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First Look At Don Cheadle As Miles Davis In 'Miles Ahead'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 3:43 PM
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Miles Ahead Don Cheadle
With three days left to hit the $325,000 Indiegogo goal for his musical drama "Miles Ahead," Don Cheadle is bringing out something that he hopes will help his crowdfunding campaign get over the hump. And we have to admit, it's one that's hard to ignore — a first look at the actor/director in full gear as Miles Davis circa 1969. And if you have qualms about giving another celebrity money for a vanity project, Cheadle wants to make clear this is a passion gig for him, and one that doesn't have big Hollywood support.

Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 4:59 PM
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Margin Call Zachary Quinto
While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks.

Watch: Don Cheadle Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 10:18 AM
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Don Cheadle Miles Davis
To say that Don Cheadle has been passionate about making a Miles Davis biopic would be an understatement. For years upon years, the actor has been developing "Miles Ahead" (formerly known as "Kill The Trumpet Player") but been unable to get it off the ground. Musical biopics in general are tricky to get made (with the rights involved sometimes messy and complicated) and as we've seen lately, the studio climate hasn't exactly been the most welcoming to non-tentpole projects. So Cheadle has turned to crowd-funding to get this over the hump and in front of cameras, and an Indiegogo campaign has now been launched.

Ewan McGregor & Zoe Saldana In Talks For Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic 'Kill The Trumpet Player'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 1:47 PM
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It feels like almost as long as we've had this site going, we've been following the slow-moving development of Don Cheadle's dream directorial project, a Miles Davis biopic. Cheadle has been patiently shepherding the movie for years, getting financing together along with the involvement of Miles Davis Quintet member Herbie Hancock to score the movie. And last year, the slow roll on the project picked up slight speed when Antoine Fuqua's name was tossed around to take over helming duties. But the latest update finds Cheadle back behind the camera, with a couple of actors finally circling.

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