George Tillman to direct Miles Davis biopic

    The man who brought Notorious B.I.G’s life story to the big screen is tackling the biography of jazz great Miles Davis.

    Film director George Tillman proved that he knows how to bring the greats back to life in true form at theatres when he directed Notorious, and now he’s trying his hand at recreating Miles’ story.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miles will be a biopic that highlights his immense talent, his inspiration to the jazz genre and the effect he had on others and his struggle with drug addiction.

    Miles will be based off of the life of the trumpet player as well as the book Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde of Miles Davis, which was written by his son Gregory Davis. Gregory is set to aid George and the rest of the production team with details and accuracy for the film.

    The producers of the biopic Nick Raynes and Ged Dickersin say they want the movie to be well-received by everyone.

    “Our intention is to make a feature film that will appeal beyond the worldwide audience of Miles Davis die-hard fans, to also include those who don’t know the first thing about the man, and introduce new ears to his music,” Nick said.

    Despite Miles drug habit, he still was one of the most influential jazz artists of his time. Makers of the film intend on showing all sides of Miles in addition to remembering his musical gifts.

    “I trust George Tillman and Nick Raynes will tell the true story of my father––without any sugar coating,” said Gregory Davis. “My father was an amazing man who believed in the promise of America. I know this film will do him justice,” Gregory said.



    —Kylee Coney



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