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.