“If you gunna tell a story… come with some attitude, man!” Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first official trailer for Don Cheadle’s new film Miles Ahead, which already played the New York Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival so far. Don Cheadle stars as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, with a cast including Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor. Reviews for the film say that Cheadle “buries himself in the character. His version of Davis is a creature of paranoia and understated frustration…”
Unlike most biopics, Miles Ahead focuses on just a few of the dangerous days that the jazz icon lived throughout his career as he busted out of his silent period and led up to the recording of his 1969 jazz-rock fusion album In a Silent Way. One such focus will be the time spent with a Rolling Stone writer as they tried to steal back his music, played by Ewan McGregor.