Don Cheadle Sets Up an Indiegogo Campaign for Miles Davis Biopic
by Ethan Anderton
June 4, 2014
For years now, actor Don Cheadle has passionately been trying to get a biopic about jazz musician Miles Davis off the ground. The film is called Miles Ahead (it used to be called Kill the Trumpet Player), and for all of Cheadle's efforts, the film has struggled to get off the ground. But in the age of crowdfunding, it seems like he might have some hope. So the actor has taken to Indiegogo to kick off a campaign to help get the film in front of cameras. Unlike recent efforts from director Zach Braff, the amount to be raised is much more modest as Cheadle is only looking to raise $325,000 by early July in order to start shooting. Read on!
Cheadle, who plays trumpet above, will be playing Miles Davis in the film that chronicles just a few of the dangerous days that the jazz icon lived throughout his career. One such focus will be the time spent with a Rolling Stone writer as they tried to steal back his music, and Ewan McGregor is on board to take that role. Previously, Zoe Saldana was set to play wife Frances Davis, but her involvement isn't confirmed just yet. Davis' family is fully on board the project, and Herbie Hancock is even composing the score. If the funds get raised in time, the film will start shooting this summer, so go support the Indiegogo campaign now!