Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in an upcoming biopic about the legendary jazz musician. The actor will also direct Kill the Trumpet Player, a project financed and produced by BiFrost Pictures.
The production company tells the Associated Press that the movie will focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and then re-emerged in 1979. The script is written by Cheadle and Steven Baigelman.
Ewan McGregor will co-star as a Rolling Stone reporter, and Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the trumpet player’s former wife. Davis collaborator Herbie Hancock will be involved in the production.
Sounds like this one has Oscar potential written on it. Will you see Kill the Trumpet Player when it hits theaters?