*Don Cheadle is giving fans a first look at himself in character for his Miles Davis film “Miles Ahead,” which charts the jazz legend’s relationship with his muse, the challenges he faced coming out of his silent period and his attempt to steal back his music.
The film is set in the period leading up to Davis’ 1969 jazz-rock fusion recording “In a Silent Way.”
“It’s surreal,” says the 49-year-old “House of Lies” star.
The biopic—which will co-star Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi—begins shooting this week in Cincinnati after being in development for nearly a decade.
Cheadle spoke to EW about the independent film—which he co-wrote—and shared details about how he was approached by the Davis family to profile the prodigious talent, why he turned to jazz heads to crowdsource
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