Herbie Hancock will be scoring Don Cheadle's forthcoming, long-in-the-works Miles Davis biopic. The match seems like a perfect one, considering the pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winner played with jazz legend Davis for a number of years, in his "second great quintet" during the '60s.
The news was announced by Davis heirs and estate spokespeople, Miles' son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. to YRB magazine, as they discussed the Don Cheadle-led efforts to bring The Prince of Darkness to light on the big screen. Cheadle has been penning the script with a couple other collaborators and will be starring as the trumpeter.
"We're in the process of OK'ing the script with a new writer. Don didn't like the other writer that was attached to the movie, so there's a new writer named Steven Vegelman that Don's writing with. Once is the script is OK'd by the family, then we go into production," said Wilburn.
Hancock won an Academy Award for best music original score in 1986 for "'Round Midnight."