Miles Ahead (2014)

Miles Ahead
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Biopic, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Preproduction
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Erin Davis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000012
Cary Brokaw Executive Producer n/a 174 3000013
Cheryl Davis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000011
Pamela Hirsch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Cassian Elwes Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Steven Baigelman Screenplay (current draft) 120778 4000001
Don Cheadle Screenplay (current draft) 120778 4000002
Herbie Hancock Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Pamela Hirsch Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Christopher Wilkinson Screenplay (previous draft) 120778 4000004
Stephen J Rivele Screenplay (previous draft) 120778 4000003
Steven Baigelman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Robert Ogden Barnum Producer n/a 3 3000007
Don Cheadle Director n/a 2 2000001
Keith Stanfield Actor Junior 1 1000004
Ewan McGregor Actor Dave Brill 1 1000003
Zoe Saldana Actor Frances Davis 1 1000002
Kay Liberman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lenore Zerman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Daniel Wagner Producer n/a 3 3000006
Don Cheadle Producer n/a 3 3000005
Darryl Porter Producer n/a 3 3000004
Vince Wilburn Jr. Producer n/a 3 3000003
Don Cheadle Actor Miles Davis 1 1000001
Synopsis
Miles Davis was one of the greatest visionaries and most important figures in jazz history. He was born in a well-to-do family in East St. Louis. He became a local phenom and toured locally with Billy Eckstine's band while he was in high school. He moved to New York under the guise of attending the Julliard School of Music. However, his real intentions were to hook up with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. His first attempt at leading a group came in 1949 and was the first of many occurrences in which he would take jazz in a new direction. Along with arranger Gil Evans, he created a nonet (9 members) that used non-traditional instruments in a jazz setting, such as French horn and Tuba. He invented a more subtle, yet still challenging style that became known as "cool jazz." The recordings of the nonet were packaged by Capitol records and released under the name The Birth of the Cool. The group featured Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, and Max Roach, among others. This was one of the first instances in which Miles demonstrated a recurring move that angered some: he brought in musicians regardless of race, as long as they could play sax as well as Lee Konitz. After spending 4 years fighting a heroin addiction, he conquered it, inspired by the discipline of the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.