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.