Miles Ahead


BY Josiah HughesPublished Feb 2, 2016

After enjoying a film festival run, Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic is finally ready for a wide release. As such, the first trailer for the film arrived today.

In addition to starring in Miles Ahead, Cheadle is also making his directorial debut. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, who premiered the trailer, he shared the following statement: 

When I met with [Miles'] family, I told them I wanted to do something that wasn't like I had seen before, and I had a take on the movie, that if I was going to play him, that it had to be as creative and different, that if it wasn't as aspirational as he was, then I wasn't really that interested. And before I got to my house after that meeting, it kind of came to me that that would be hard for anyone else possibly to see it the same way that I was seeing it, so if I was going to do it, I'd probably have to direct it. And as I was calling them, they were kind of calling me to say the same thing.

The resulting film is packed with sex, drugs and violence, along with plenty of classic Miles Davis music. Watch the trailer for Miles Ahead below.

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