Don Cheadle To Star In Miles Davis Biopic

(Radio.com) A Miles Davis biopic is closer to seeing the light of day. Actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Iron Man 2) has been cast to play the role of legendary jazz artist Miles Davis in Kill the Trumpet Player.

In addition to playing the lead role, the film will be written, directed and produced by Cheadle. Kill the Trumpet Player also features Ewan McGregor as a Rolling Stone reporter and Zoe Saldana as Davis' former wife Frances. Davis' collaborator Herbie Hancock will also be involved in the film.

According to the production company, BiFrost Pictures, the film will focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and his re-emergence in 1979. more on this story

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