And just when you thought he couldn’t attach himself to any more projects, Antoine Fuqua has added another film to his long list of movies that most of which will probably never get made. This time the Training Day director is rumored to be helming Don Cheadle‘s forever-in-pre-production Miles Davis project.
In an interview with Davis’ son, Erin Davis, and his nephew Vince Wilburn Jr on Miles Davis Online (via ShadowandAct), the pair talked with Wall Street Journal’s Lee Hawkins about the project, revealing new and unheard details. They are currently working with Cheadle to get the project moving and have also told us that Fuqua will be directing the film. However, we haven’t gotten any word from Cheadle regarding this news, so it could all be a fabrication of some kind.
In order to get a broader sense of the project for fans of Davis‘ work, here’s what Cheadle has stated, along with the actual audio:
“…It’s not a biopic, per se. It’s a gangster pic. It’s a movie that Miles Davis would have wanted to star in. Without throwing history away, we’re trying to shuffle it and make it more cubist. The bulk of it takes place in ’79, in a period where he actually wasn’t playing. But we traverse a lot of it his life, but it’s not a cradle to grave story…”
And for those completely out of the loop, this project isn’t to be confused with the opposing Davis project, titled Miles, coming from Notorious and Faster helmer George Tillman Jr. However, with news being sparse for both parties, it’s hard to say if either will actually end up hitting theaters in the coming years.
Would you like to see Fuqua direct this Miles Davis project?
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