Director George Tillman Jr. who directed the Biggie biopic, “Notorious,” will be doing the same for jazz legend Miles Davis.
The biopic is currently titled, “Miles Davis,” and will draw on the book “Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde of Miles Davis.”
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Davis’s turbulent life, which included a string of seminal albums as well as drug and alcohol addictions and relentless womanising, is natural fodder for a movie adaptation. The actor Don Cheadle has been developing his own project for a number of years in conjunction with another of Davis’s sons, Erin, but now looks to have been beaten to the wire.
Tillman recently directed Notorious, a biopic of rapper Biggie Smalls, and has previously worked with musicians such as Ice Cube, Queen Latifah and Bow Wow.