Don Cheadle Signs On To Play Miles Davis In Biopic

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By: Camille Augustin / November 15, 2013

Directed and co-written by the House of Lies actor, Don Cheadle is set to portray Jazz legend Miles Davis in a film called “Kill the Trumpet Player.”

Set to take place in 1979, a time after the trumpeter’s career came off a hiatus, Cheadle will star alongside Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor. The Associated Press also reports that member of Miles Davis Second Great Quintet and jazz pianist, Herbie Hancock, is also involved in the film.

Production for “Kill the Trumpet Player” is slated to begin June 2014.

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