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Don Cheadle on Getting ‘Miles Ahead’ to Feel Like a Jazz Composition

Miles Ahead writer/director/star Don Cheadle was determined to make a Miles Davis biopic that was befitting of its legendary subject matter.

“I wanted to make a movie that Miles Davis would want to star in,” Cheadle tells Where to Watch. “Much more than something that you could just read in an autobiography or you could read or see in a documentary that made sure to check all the important boxes. I wanted it to feel improvisational; I wanted to feel experiential and innovative and to feel like a composition.”