Ten days after Cate Blanchett finished “Carol,” the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle will star as iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis in a movie filming here in July.
Cheadle (“House of Lies,” “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 3”) also will direct and produce “Miles Ahead” from a script he wrote with Steven Baigelman.
Local musicians and actors will be needed for the movie about trumpeter Davis, a major jazz figure in the bebop, cool jazz and jazz fusion movements in the 20th century. Production offices for the film opened in Cincinnati in mid-May, scouting for film locations and local talent.
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I was actually beginning to like “Kill the Trumpet Player,” but really, that was never going to be the movie title.