The “King of Cool” will be on the silver screen rather soon. Don Cheedle is set to play Miles Davis and direct in the new biopic Miles Ahead. The film covers Miles’ transition back into music after a 5 year hiatus in 1975. This musical period included very psychedelic and experimental works, just take a listen to the albums “Dark Magus” or “The Complete On The Corner Sessions”. Cheedle has tried to get a Miles Davis film underway for many years, and we wish him the best with his new endeavor. Miles Ahead is said to hit theaters sometime in late 2014.
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