The Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle is making his directorial debut and stars in Miles Ahead, the first biopic to be made about Miles Davis, set in 1979 New York as the musician was ending his five-year “silent period” away from the public eye. In production since 2008, the cast also includes Ewan McGregor, and every penny from the crowdfunding project is promised to go towards the film.
As Cheadle himself explains, ‘I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, alive and AHEAD’.
The director has also received good news on his Indiegogo.com campaign to raise $325,000 for the film – the site posted that he will “receive all funds raised, even if it does not reach its goal.”
You can visit the Indiegogo campaign here and watch the preview video below.