Don Cheadle - Finance Problems Holding Up Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film

Don Cheadle's dreams of playing Miles Davis on the big screen have been stalled by financial problems.
The Hotel Rwanda star admits financiers have been put off the ongoing project because it isn't "your standard middle of the road studio fare".
He tells WENN, "It's still grinding trying to get the finance... It's not a biopic, it's not deep, it's not serious fare, it's not a cradle-to-the-grave overview of his entire life. The movie takes place over a day and a half of his life. It's a very intense day and a half of his life but a lot of people haven't engaged because of what they perceive it's going to be.
"They say, 'We don't want to do a movie like that,' and I say, 'Have you read it?' 'No'. 'Read it and then say you don't want to do a movie like that!'
"It's having to push through and once they read it they go, 'Oh this is great.' Everyone is dying to be the second person to invest in this film."


Tags: Don Cheadle - Miles Davis


More Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle Starts Crowd-Funding Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic

Don Cheadle is willing to do anything to get a biopic about Jazz musician Miles Davis on the big-screen.The 49 year-old actor's dream of starring...

Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old as Television Nominations are Revealed

The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television...

Does Terrence Howard Blame Robert Downey Jr. For His 'Iron Man' Axing?

We all know that Terrence Howard and Marvel came to blows when agreeing terms for the second Iron Man film, with Howard reportedly being dropped...

Don Cheadle To Play Miles Davis In 'Kill The Trumpet Player' Gangster Jazz Film

Don Cheadle is set to play jazz legend Miles Davis in an upcoming film focussing on the trumpeter's "silent period" alongside Ewan McGregor and Zoe...


Don Cheadle Will Finally Play Miles Davis In Biopic Movie

Don Cheadle has desired to play Jazz musician Miles Davis in a biopic for a lengthy period of time now. The 48 year-old finally gets...

Less Than A Week After Its Release 'Iron Man 3' Is Already On Its Way To Smashing Box Office Records

It’s becoming pretty obvious that Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will have no contest this summer in terms of box office revenue. The third installment in...

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Changing the writer and director for this third Iron Man movie turns out to be the best thing that could have happened, because Shane Black...

Stars Talk Iron Man 3 Ahead Of Hollywood Premiere [Video]

The Hollywood red carpet premiere for one of the most anticipated films of the year, Iron Man 3, takes place tonight (April 24, 2013) and...



Don Cheadle Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Don Cheadle

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All