[Steven] Baigelman, repped by UTA and Management 360, is developing the Miles Davis feature biopic Kill The Trumpet Player for Don Cheadle to star.
Also, film producer Michael Cerenzie (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Deuces Wild) is now part of the movie project.
Antoine Fuqua was recently – without much fanfare – named the director of the long-in-development movie project about Miles Davis.
Cheadle had originally planned to handle both directing duties and playing the leading role in his non-linear biopic about the jazz legend. No specific reasons have been giving as to why Cheadle made the change, but no doubt the addition of Fuqua can be considered a positive one.
Thoughts on the film title?
Cheadle did say in an interview, jokingly or not, that the project is, “not a biopic, per se. It’s a gangster pic.”
Kill The Trumpet Player does fit the bill, I guess, if he is really going for that type of narrative.