Don Cheadle to Direct, Star in Miles Davis Biopic “Kill the Trumpet Player”

miles davis Don Cheadle to Direct, Star in Miles Davis Biopic Kill the Trumpet Player

Don Cheadle to Direct, Star in Miles Davis Biopic “Kill the Trumpet Player” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actor Don Cheadle to play Miles Davis in a new biopic about the jazz great. BiFrost Pictures will finance and produce the project, while Cheadle will make his directorial debut in “Kill the Trumpet Player.”

The script was written by Don Cheadle and Steven Baigelman. Production is set to start in June 2014. The movie will “focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and then re-emerged in 1979.

Ewan McGregor will co-star as a Rolling Stone reporter, Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the jazz great’s ex-wife.

Actor Don Cheadle Slams NBC for Misleading Edit of George Zimmerman 911 Tape in Trayvon Martin Murder

Actor Don Cheadle slams NBC for its misleading “editing” of 911 George Zimmerman tape in Trayvon Martin murder, saying they did it just for ratings and someone should be demoted. He also said that the action of NBC could influence the trial, if there is one. If George Zimmerman broke the law, he should be prosecuted and sentenced to the maximum, but if he truly acted in self-defense, he should be exonerated. The reality is that we have to allow the court system to prevail. Cooler heads must prevail. My hat off to Don Cheadle for taking a fair and balanced approach to an explosive situation. Here are some of his tweets: