Q&A with Don Cheadle and Emayatzy Corinealdi

This is not a typical biopic in that you mainly focus on the darkest period of his life. Why did you choose that window?
Don Cheadle: He just shut down his music for five years. I thought, what’s happening there?

Q&A with Alexander Payne

Most of your films are connected to specific real-world locations. How did you approach this film where you created the place of Leisure Land?
Alexander¬†Payne:¬†Well it’s simply what the screenplay required.