Don Cheadle to direct and star in Miles Davis movie. More after the break.
The movie is set over a few days in the life of Miles Davis, set in 1979. The story will see Cheadle, as Davis, team up with a rolling stones journalist portayed by Ewen McGregor to ‘steal back his music’. Zoe Saldana will also have a, yet unknown, role in the movie.
Daniel Wagner had this to say of Don Cheadle’s role, and director debut:
“Don is one of our generation’s greatest actors, and this is the role he was born to play. His take on the conventional biopic of one of music’s most celebrated icons is cinematic ‘jazz’ and too unique to resist. It fits naturally with BiFrost’s commitment to support talent and their passion projects, so we are thrilled to work with Don on his feature directorial debut.”