Eagle Rock Entertainment and American Masters Pictures are teaming for Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, the working title of a new feature-length documentary about the musical icon. Emmy winner Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders) is directing the pic and also producing via his Firelight Media.
Production is now underway, and the plan is to wrap the docu by year’s end for a festival bow and theatrical release sometime early next year. The film will then have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere on PBS’ American Masters, while in the UK the film will be air exclusively on BBC2.
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