Don Cheadle (yes, the chap who plays the role of Colonel James Rhodes aka War Machine in The Avengers) is directing and starring in Miles Ahead, an exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis (an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer who’s widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century). And here’s a first official look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis:
“Rolling Stone reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) wants is an exclusive interview with the jazz legend himself, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). What he gets instead is a wild and dangerous ride-along with a recording artist living at his edge, rife with shootouts, car-chases, and a tale of lost love to the sensual singer Frances. ”
Don Cheadle needs no superhero weapon: he’s got a mighty trumpet and great shades!
Anyway, you may listen to some of Mile Davis’ songs below:
The film has yet to get an official release date.