Don Cheadle's 'Gangster' Miles Davis Biopic, 'Piranha 3DD' Goes Direct to DVD in UK

Don Cheadle Gives An Update on His 'Gangster' Miles Davis Biopic

It's been a year since we last heard about Don Cheadle's proposed Miles Davis biopic. Cheadle is planning on directing and starring as Davis in this passion project of his which has received approval from Davis' estate and attached Herbie Hancock to score.
Despite a rival Davis biopic being helmed by Notorious director George Tillman Jr. currently in pre-production, Cheadle is still confident his movie will get made.
"We have a studio offer and we're trying to back into a budget number, without gutting the piece. It's not a biopic per se. It's a gangster pic. It's a movie that Miles Davis would have wanted to star in."
Cheadle says most of the story takes place in 1979, in a period where he actually wasn't playing.
He also adds that he's not concerned about the other Davis movie stealing any of his thunder.
"If the world is ready to have two Miles Davis movies, fantastic. He should have eight or ten of them. We're working with the family and we have all the music. There's another period of music, about three of four years, that the other project appears to have the rights to. If there's another quality movie about this legend, that's great. I don't think anyone's going to be making the kind of movie we're making."
Piranha 3DD Goes Direct to DVD in UK
Despite scaring up enough money in 2010 to warrant a sequel, Piranha 3DD will swim directly onto DVD shelves in the UK. After it was bumped from a scheduled Thanksgiving weekend release in the U.S., the release date was put in limbo.
The DVD and Blu-Ray will be released in the UK on March 19, leading many to believe that the film will hit U.S. screens sometime before that.
Speaking with ShocktilyouDrop, director John Gulager added that the Thanksgiving release date was a bit optimistic considering they began shooting in 3D on April 25.
The sequel stars David Hasselhoff and Gary Busey as well as Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer, Christopher Lloyd and more silicone than a case of Silly Putty.
Are you excited to see Piranha 3DD complete with its cheeky tagline, "Double the terror, double the D's?"


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