'Notorious' director to make Miles Davis biopic

From The Guardian

A biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis looks set to go into production after it was announced that director George Tillman Jr has signed up to the project.

Currently titled Miles Davis, the film will draw on the book Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis by Davis’s eldest son, Gregory Davis, and will be able to use Davis’s music in its score.

Davis’s turbulent life, which included a string of seminal albums as well as drug and alcohol addictions and relentless womanizing, is natural fodder for a movie adaptation. The actor Don Cheadle has been developing his own project for a number of years in conjunction with another of Davis’s sons, Erin, but now looks to have been beaten to the wire.

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