George Tillman Jr., director of the 2009 biopic “Notorious” about the life of rapper Notorious B.I.G., will direct a new film based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis.

According to The Huffington Post, producers are working with Davis’ eldest son Gregory to bring the film to life. It will be loosely based on the younger Davis’ biography of his father, “Dark Magnus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis,” which chronicles the jazz great’s personal struggles and his inner demons.

“In much of the same way that ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Ray’ were able to open the world’s eyes to the life stories of Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, we want to make a film that will do the same justice for Miles Davis,” the film’s producer, Nick Davis Raynes, told

Davis is often hailed as one of the greatest innovators in jazz, but the musician’s life was riddled with cocaine and heroin addiction. He died in 1991.

As Tillman’s film gains momentum, actor Don Cheadle hopes to get his own Miles Davis biopic off the ground, a film in which he wants to star as well as direct and produce. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has been trying to develop the project for years, tapping jazz musician Herbie Hancock to score the film. Additionally, Davis’ other son, Erin, has signed on to participate in Cheadle’s film.

The actor spoke to the Reporter last year, explaining why he wants the film to come to life.

“Now is a good time, 10 years ago would have been a good time, and 10 years from now will still be a good time, to see a dynamic, entertaining movie that’s wall-to-wall Miles Davis where the music will hopefully spark some desire to know more about the man,” he said.