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EXCLUSIVE: Miles Davis' Family on Wanting Don Cheadle to Portray the Legendary Musician

"We see a passion in your work," Miles Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn tells Cheadle.

In this exclusive clip, Miles Davis’ son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilbrun share why they wanted actor Don Cheadle to portray the legendary musician in the forthcoming biopic, Miles Ahead. “We see a passion in your work,” says Wilburn. “Even your eyes, we were like, that’s Chief. We called him Chief.”

Cheadle—who plans to direct, co-write and star in Miles Ahead—is currently crowdfunding and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help him raise $325,000 to fund the film. To date, he has raised $160,376. Perks include a chance to meet Nas and hangout with him backstage for a $2000 donation, a Miles Ahead trumpet case and a House of Lies set visit.