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"Miles Ahead" filming starts Monday
CINCINNATI (Angenette Levy) -- Cincinnati is once again playing co-star and host to a film.
"Miles Ahead" will start shooting in Cincinnati on Monday. Don Cheadle stars in and directs the film. He plays legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Ewan McGregor will play a Rolling Stone reporter. Thursday afternoon, crews could be seen on Fifth St. loading director's chairs and costumes into trucks for the shoot.
"I absolutely love the 60's and 70's so doing a period piece in the 70's predominantly is a dream come true really," said Jaclyn Laravie, a set costumer hired out of Dayton.
Producers for "Miles Ahead" hired many local actors and crew members. Cheadle is still raising money to pay for production costs on indigogo.com. Cheadle has raised more than $200,000 on the website. He hopes to raise $325,000.
Cincinnati will again star as New York City in "Miles Ahead" as it did in "Carol" earlier this year.
"We were lucky because you had just had another film here that also was using Cincinnati as New York. And ours is in New York so we were able so we were able to speak to the previous director and talk about locations and how that worked," said producer Lenore Zerman.
A scene in the movie could be shot through a window at the Coffee Emporium in Over-the-Rhine.
"One of the shots is Miles Davis sneaking into a space and they want to get that shot from inside the building," said owner Tony Tausch.
"Miles Ahead" will shoot in a variety of locations in Cincinnati for six weeks. Jacklyn Laravie is happy that she won't have to travel too many miles to work on a movie set.
"It's nice to be home and doing what I've always dreamed of doing while being able to be with my family at the same time," Laravie said.
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