Perfectly timed for our Black History Month coverage, the first trailer for Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic has been released. The film has been in development for nearly a decade.
When I’d last read about the film, it was going to be set in Miles’ funkadelic period. According to the trailer, while the ’70s constitute the main narrative, there’s plenty of flashback material to Miles’ career in the ’50s and ’60s. That doesn’t mean the costumer dressed Cheadle in The Andover Shop the way Charlie Davidson dressed Miles in 1954, but I was able to take some screen captures showing suits and ties.
Here’s a smoky club scene with the band and audience decked out. That’s Cheadle in the middle in light-colored jacket:
This looks to be a society party:
And here’s Cheadle as Miles playing a stark ballad on stage:
The film is scheduled for release on April 1. — CC