The Miles Davis Film

Don Cheadle is doing an Indiegogo campaign to fund a movie about Miles Davis. Miles has both the brilliance and flaws required to make an interesting movie. I grew up obsessed with his older music and not so interested in his then-modern fusion stuff, which I’d argue really hasn’t held up over the years the way his early stuff does. I finally got a chance to see him live and he spent the entire set playing his red trumpet and facing the drummer. Only Miles.

The movie’s campaign description says they’ll be focussing on a “very specific point in his life”, which seems to be the way people do bio movies these days. I actually prefer this. They can go a lot deeper with the characters when focussing on a short period than the usual “… and then he/she did this” biopic. I hope this gets made and portrays Miles honestly, red trumpet and all.