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Don Cheadle Brings Attitude in First ‘Miles Ahead’ Trailer (Video)

Actor writes, directs, produces and stars in biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis

Don Cheadle brings the bravado of Miles Davis to life in the first trailer for his directorial debut, “Miles Ahead.”

Cheadle plays the legendary musician in the biopic, which sees the jazz virtuoso, fighter and genius as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs“) and Keith Stanfield (“Straight Outta Compton”). Steven Baigelman and Cheadle co-wrote the screenplay.

Cheadle, Lenore Zerman, Pamela Hirsch, Daniel Wagner, Robert Ogden Barnum, Darryl Porter and Vince Wilburn, Jr. produced the film, which was executive produced by Mark Amin, Jonathan Gardner, Brian Pope and Baigelman.

Davis’ son, Erin Davis, and daughter, Cheryl Davis, are also executive producers, as the film was made with the participation of the Miles Davis Estate.

“Miles Ahead” is set to premiere April 1.

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