Directed By
Don Cheadle
Produced By
Don Cheadle
Darryl Porter
Vince Wilburn
Daniel Wagner
Robert Ogden Barnum
Don Cheadle
Pamela Hirsch
Lenore Zerman
Screenplay By
Steven Baigelman
Don Cheadle
Story By
Steven Baigleman
Don Cheadle
Stephen J. Rivele
Christopher Wilkinson
Edited By
John Axelrad
Kayla M. Emter
Roberto Schaefer
Music By
Robert Glasper
Bifrost Pictures
Miles Davis Properties, LLC
IM Global Films
Sobini Films
Yellowsaw Productions Limited
Crescendo Productions
Distributed By
Sony Pictures Classics
United States
Release Date
April 1, 2016
100 minutes
Rating PG-13.gif

Miles Ahead is a 2015 American biographical drama directed by and starring Don Cheadle, which Cheadle co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson, based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis. The film also stars Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor, and takes its title from Davis' 1957 album of the same name.

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"Miles Ahead" explores the life of legendary jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis (1926 – 1991), and his prolific career, which spanned more than 40 years. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, third stream, modal jazz, post-bop and jazz fusion.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Don Cheadle -as- Miles Davis
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi -as- Frances Taylor
  • Ewan McGregor -as- Dave Braden
  • Michael Stuhlbarg -as- Harper Hamilton
  • Keith Stanfield -as- Junior
  • Austin Lyon -as- Justin
  • Jeffrey Grover -as- Gil Evans
  • Joshua Jessen -as- Bill Evans
  • Theron Brown -as- Herbie Hancock
  • JT Thigpen -as- Paul Chambers
  • Derek Snow -as- Harold Lovett, Miles' lawyer
  • Jon "Swing" McHale -as- himself
  • Morgan Wolk -as- Erica
  • David Kettlehake

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