First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

Biopics can be a tricky thing to get right, and over the past few years we’ve seen the genre or formula played with in different and unique ways, whether they be in last year’s Steve Jobs or My Week With Marilyn, which aren’t even really biopics because they don’t attempt to capture the lead’s entire life story, as much as snapshots. When done well the genre can be fresh and enthralling, and when done wrong, it can be formulaic and bland.

These are probably the reasons that Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead isn’t even really a biopic either, instead focusing on Miles Davis’ life at a very specific moment in time, in 1979 when the iconic musician was experiencing a drought of success in his career.

Here is your first look: