A couple weeks ago I had probably the most amazing night of my life. I went to New York City to attend the world premier of the Miles Davis bio-fic (I just made that up) "Miles Ahead" directed and starring Don Cheadle along with Ewan McGregor, Emayatzi Corinealdi & Keith Stanfield as it closed the NYFF53.
I play a musician in one of Miles bands and it was an awesome experience. I've been a Miles Davis fan since I was a teenager and a fan of Don Cheadle for almost as long so it was double honor to work with them both so to speak. I loved the approach Don took to producing the film in conjunction with Erin Davis (Miles son) & Vince Wilburn (Miles nephew) to avoid the typical biopic and create a fictional story surrounded by true events in Miles life.
Herbie Hancock didn't make the premier but he and Robert Glasper who did attend worked on arranging, creating and re-creating music for the score. Sony Pictures Classic bought the rights to the film shortly after it was announced that it would close this year's New York Film Festival. The film and the after party were great and the night was nothing short of magical. No official date has been set as of this writing but could possibly be the end of this year or early next year. I truly love what I do!