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Don Cheadle is working to a get a new riff on the Miles Davis legend to the screen. But don't expect a standard bio-pic like Ray, because Cheadle says he's doing something completely different with his story.

According to Cheadle:
"We have a studio offer and we're trying to back into a budget number, like we always have to do, without gutting the piece. [...]

It's not a biopic, per se. It's a gangster pic. It's a movie that Miles Davis would have wanted to star in. Without throwing history away, we're trying to shuffle it and make it more cubist. The bulk of it takes place in '79, in a period where he actually wasn't playing. But we traverse a lot of it his life, but it's not a cradle to grave story…"

Miles Davis as a gangster? Starring in a film he'd like to be a part of? Post-modernism rears it's head -- hopefully for the good.

Cheadle's comments come after it was announced that Director George Tillman Jr. (Notorious) would also be helming a biopic about legendary jazz musician. Though that one is expected to be a standard narrative.

Via: Shadow and Act

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