The first image of leading man Don Cheadle as the legendary Miles Davis from the upcoming biopic Miles Ahead (formerly Kill the Trumpet Player) has debuted at EW. Check it out below!
Also starring Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi, Miles Ahead also marks the directorial debut of Cheadle as he tells the story of a few dangerous days in the life of Davis, the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (McGregor) to steal back his music.
Daniel Wagner is financing and will produce the project along with Robert Ogden Barnum, Cheadle and Lenore Zerman for their Crescendo Productions banner, Darryl Porter, and Vince Wilburn Jr. Executive producers are Pamela Hirsch, Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis, Cassian Elwes and Baigelman. Herbie Hancock, a legend in his own right and close collaborator of Davis, will participate in the project as well.