"Don Cheadle wasn't looking to play Miles Davis. He'd done biopics before, starring as Sammy Davis Jr. in "The Rat Pack" and as the hotelier and accidental humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina in "Hotel Rwanda." Such Hollywood biographies were, he learned, approximations at best. But now, Don is starring in @milesaheadfilm, a decidedly nonbiopic-like movie about the towering jazz trumpeter and composer. @milesaheadfilm, which Don also directed and co-wrote, focuses on a period in the late 1970s when #MilesDavis wasn't performing at all. "If you make a movie about Miles Davis, it's got to be gangster, it's got to be a heist movie, it's got to be crazy," he said during an interview with @nytimes. "It's got to be as creative and varied and visceral as all of his music is." The @nytimes reviewer A. O. Scott says that "anyone who wants to get a jump on possible Oscar nominees for 2017" should see the film. @eliz photographed #DonCheadle while on #nytassignment." By nytimes on Instagram.
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