Don cheadles miles davis biopic to close the new york film festival miles ahead, the actors directorial debut, enters the awards race with a prime spot in the 53rd film festival based at the. An exploration of the life and music of miles davis. Dont call don cheadles new miles davis movie miles ahead. Miles ahead don cheadle stars in and directs a wild, and wildly uneven, freeform investigation of miles davis turbulent personal and professional life. Don cheadle on oscar buzz surrounding new film flight. Miles ahead, a freeform biopic directed by its star, don cheadle, is a passionate jumble of a movie, a heady plunge into miles davis persona that doesnt always bother to make sense of what. Don cheadle on composing film like jazz in miles ahead. Oscar and emmynominated actor, director and producer don cheadle has launched a new production company, radicle act, which will. Cheadle will be teaming up once again with steven baigelman, who cowrote the miles ahead screenplay with him in 2015. Don cheadle is star and director of the biopic miles. Endgame actor don cheadle said in a recent interview that he thinks we all know who he would want to snap into dust if given the chance. Dont call don cheadles new miles davis movie miles ahead a. Kc native don cheadle attends showing of new film miles.
The new film miles ahead offers a peek inside the personal life of iconic jazz musician miles davis during the late 1970s. The miles davis biopic, directed by and starring cheadle, evokes the. Don cheadle never envisioned hed play miles davis, nor did he initially plan to direct a film about the famed musician. Don cheadle is reverent without much to say 3 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. Cheadle famously took over from terrence howard as james rhodey rhodes for jon favreaus iron man 2 and suited up as the characters war machine alter ego. But that he did, and after festival runs in new york, sundance, berlin. Endgame, don cheadle may also be done as james rhodes and war machine in a recent interview, don cheadle touched upon how he landed the marvel gig and revealed that he signed on for six movies, meaning the avengers.
Don cheadles miles ahead will be the closing night film for the 53rd new york film festival on oct. He was also nominated for an academy award for his performance in hotel rwanda and has won a golden globe award for his leading role on the television show house of lies. Dont call don cheadles new miles davis movie miles ahead a biopic don cheadle walks into a room like hes casing it out, confident but watchful from behind dark sunglasses that, at least. Endgame was the last movie on don cheadles marvel studios contract. The movie, which is entitled prince of darkness, will portray the inspiring story of the first black millionaire, jeremiah g. With don cheadle, emayatzy corinealdi, ewan mcgregor, michael stuhlbarg. The director of the oceans trilogy, magic mike, traffic, and erin brockovich has recruited josh brolin, don cheadle, and sebastian stan for his next film, a crime drama set in the 1950s called. Don cheadle directed and stars in miles ahead as the jazz trumpeter miles davis, a project he had been involved in for years. Don cheadle on becoming miles davis the new york times. Endgame, actor don cheadle is set to star in a movie that he will produce himself. Don cheadle tells me he wanted to make a movie that felt like miles davis, and indeed, theres a brief fivesecond moment in his new film, miles ahead, thats the perfect combination of the mans attitude and artistry miles davis has just pointed a gun at a younger musician, angrily threatening his life.
Now, if you like to read stories about great jazz musicians, many of them, check randy hultins book, born under the sign of jazz. Don cheadles miles ahead closing new york film festival. Don cheadle launches production company, inks firstlook. Don cheadle and regina hall discuss their new show black. The new york times has dubbed don cheadles miles ahead an academy awards contender, along with that other film shot in cincinnati last year, carol starring cate blanchett and rooney. Plus, for an unrepentant hellraiserartist like williams, the films title is a misnomer. The star of the new criticallyacclaimed film opens up about what fans can expect. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family. Granted, it wasnt a short arc, but after kicking off his career in the 80s, he soon began working nonstop, taking what roles he could getincluding a stint on the shortlived golden girls spinoff, the golden palaceand gradually building a reputation as a dependable character actor, one aided immeasurably. Miles davis busts out of his silent period with an unlikely partner in crime check out join miles ahead a don cheadle film on indiegogo.
Don cheadle moves into directing, casting himself as jazz genius miles davis in this biodrama looped through the trumpeters lost days in the late 1970s. Don cheadle, regina hall, and andrew rannells return in the black monday season 2 trailer for showtimes dark comedy on the 1987 stock market crash. Don cheadles career follows an arc that every actor dreams of. Don cheadles new film miles ahead and james mcbrides new book kill em and leave. Following early roles in hamburger hill 1987, and as the gangster rocket in the film colors 1988, cheadle built his career in the 1990s with roles in devil in a blue dress 1995, rosewood 1997 and boogie nights 1997. Don cheadles film, miles ahead, is miles apart from other. The story is about an airline pilot, played by denzel washington, and his handling of an airplane crash. Todays tamron hall and dylan dreyer sit down with writer. When hes not absolutely crushing it on set, he works for african. Ill be curious to see the one on chet baker too, but it sounds darker, like the man himself. Watch don cheadles new showtime comedy premiere here for free the actor serves up 80s extravagance in the new 10part series about the worst wall street stock market. Don cheadle full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Don cheadle has come to the defense of his avengers.
Director and star don cheadle and costars emayatzy corinealdi, and michael stuhlbarg talked about miles ahead at a press conference before its. Don cheadle has launched radicle act, a new television and filmfocused production company committed to pushing a diverse slate, and signed a firstlook deal for. Code switch don cheadle personifies jazz genius miles davis in his new film miles ahead. Since its premiere at the new york film festival in october. Actor don cheadle usually tries to lay low when he visits his hometown of kansas city, but friday he walked a red carpet at the cinemark palace at the plaza for a showing of his new film, miles. Endgame costar brie larson after a video published by body language expert mandy obrien went viral for criticizing larsons. There was just a lot of intrigue to me, a lot of mystery, don cheadle said of miles daviss musical hiatus in the late 1970s, enough to build a film around. Endgame would most likely have been the last film of that contract. Marc abraham, unlike don cheadle, never gets inside his subjects head. Don cheadle to star as wall streets first black millionaire. Don cheadle on avengers, boogie nights, and his nicolas.
War machine has remained a crucial background character in the mcu, but has his time already come to an end. Hes walking away, and partially as an afterthought to their argument and partially as. After graduating high school in denver, colorado, cheadle attended and graduated. Don cheadle wanted film miles ahead to be innovative. Donald frank cheadle was born in kansas city, missouri on november 29, 1964. Searching for james brown and the american soul provide equally inspired solutions. Don cheadle to produce and star in movie about the first. One is a work of fiction, the other a product of dogged reportage. End game reveals big news about the new marvel movie. Don cheadle simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Don cheadle may be done as war machine for marvel cosmic.236 463 300 20 667 1446 1195 967 1353 1009 1366 1056 579 871 1302 1071 63 954 1165 966 1128 353 309 1033 787 1097 1083 1154 1032 112 1295 1141 944 457 1250 1056 807 1447 735 7 1118