The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce the World Premiere of Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, Miles Ahead, as the Closing Night selection for the New York Film Festival. In the film, Cheadle, who also co-wrote the .
Miles Ahead has been selected as the closing night film at the 2016 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, which runs from February in Los Angeles. The film will be screened on Sunday, February Miles Ahead will open .
Don Cheadle won the role of Miles Davis before he even knew he was being considered. In 2006, when Davis was posthumously being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Davis's nephew, Vince Wilburn, told reporters that Cheadle was the guy to play the jazz genius. "I had not been reaching out for this role in any way, shape or form," says Cheadle. "There was a pronouncement made, I guess — a proclamation — that I was going to play his uncle in a movie."
First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in biopic 'Miles Ahead'