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Don Cheadle Does Miles Davis Justice In The Trailer 'Miles Ahead'

In the two-minute trailer for the Miles Davis biopic, Don Cheadle brings the beloved jazz musician to life by showing his artistry and temper.

When rumors began to swirl a Miles Davis biopic would hit theaters, fans of the late musician were curious to see which actor would dare step into the shoes of the man who masterfully created 1959's Kind of Blue. In 2006, when Davis was posthumously being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his nephew Vince Wilbourn told reporters the only man capable of doing his uncle justice was Academy-Award nominated actor Don Cheadle. Nearly 10 years later, fans now have their first look at the trailer for the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead.

In the two-minute trailer, a fictitious Rolling Stone reporter Dave Braden played by Ewan McGregor disrupts Davis' privacy during the trumpeter's musical silent years and rings his doorbell with the intent of writing his comeback story. Instead, Braden gets an unexpected fist to the face, which isn't totally off base as Davis was equal parts talented and crass.

From there fans will see Davis as he tweaks his work on his soon-to-be released record only to realize his tape of precious studio sessions has been stolen, which then snowballs into a race to get back his material.

Miles Ahead, which was co-written and directed by Cheadle, hits theaters April 1. Peep the trailer below.

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Social Media Mistakes Congresswoman For Madea At Commencement Ceremony

If Tyler Perry wanted to revamp his Madea franchise, social media users might have given him some inspiration.

Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty was one of the honoraries at Capital University Law School's Commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 19). As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Ohio native serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, including Housing and Insurance, and Oversight and Investigations. In addition to helping rebuild her city, she's also helped expand STEM education to Ohio public schools.

Yet, despite all of her accolades, she was jokingly confused for Tyler Perry's Madea character on social media.

Receiving an honorary @CapitalLaw degree. Another lawyer is in the Beatty family! pic.twitter.com/R5M54dzbQc

— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) May 19, 2019

Excited to deliver the commencement for @CapitalLaw’s Class of 2019! pic.twitter.com/mc8XjiR4sN

— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) May 19, 2019

Is this another Tyler Perry movie lol

— Petty Pablo (@electricsoul123) May 20, 2019

It also didn't stop fans from creating ideas for Perry's next film. The moment was so hilarious, it became a trending topic on Monday (May 20).

*Sees Madea trending*

Didn’t Tyler Perry retire Madea?*clicks*

*sees the reason why Madea is trending*

NGL but that woman does look like Madea, that’s actually spot-on tho’ 😭😂😂💀 pic.twitter.com/pbuK2B3n2G

— 👩🏾‍🚀🚀Astro•Alex☄️💫 (@OnyxScholar21) May 20, 2019

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Law School: https://t.co/6rCHLcN0Y1

— Saraah ♤ (@BrownSugaSaraah) May 21, 2019

https://twitter.com/Tyren4President/status/1130584334539329537

For the hottest second I was so mad at Tyler Perry https://t.co/KtqRXBXWCA

— i watch GOT now (@SimSim_124) May 20, 2019

I seen Madea trending and instantly thought Tyler Perry signed a deal with Netflix or something to create more Madea movies, whole time it’s somebody granny graduating that look like Madea. pic.twitter.com/mNPuF05UVY

— hood baby (@ronthacreator) May 20, 2019

Thought Tyler Perry had changed his mind and decided to keep Madea alive then see why it trending pic.twitter.com/ujZlqFfB6r

— DKT (@darleneturner53) May 20, 2019

“Madea Graduates Again”

— Simply Jay (@j_burgundy) May 21, 2019

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— Potentperson (@alexcabrera56) May 20, 2019

Ironically enough, Perry is casting for a new project in Atlanta. The details are pretty scarce but his studio has requested "fresh faces" only. They also noted that they're working on a television series and a film.

Either way, it looks like Congresswoman Beatty isn't bothered by the jokes.

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Naturi Naughton On 'Power' Season 6: 'Everybody's Not Going To Live'

Power fans expressed great sadness when the Starz network announced the forthcoming sixth season would be the show's last. With an August 2019 air date, fans can only wait and see who will make it out alive of the treacherous big rich town.

In support of the last hurrah, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora stopped by The Breakfast Club Wednesday (May 15) to talk about the magnitude of the show despite its humble beginnings.

"When we first started, we were eight episodes. We still shoot in Brooklyn and people were like 'Power? Never heard of it. Starz? What network is that?'...Starz has now become a leading cable premium network and we have over 10 million views across all platforms."

Naughton, 35, also said while traveling to Africa she was greeted with fanfare from those who watch the show overseas. "Oh, Mrs. Ghost. Tasha! Tasha! We love you' I have never felt so much love in my experience there,' " Naughton recalled.

When asked which of the actors takes a while to remove themselves from their role, both agreed Omari Hardwick needs a minute to divorce himself from Ghost/James St. Patrick.

"Omari, admittedly, and I think he's talked a lot about that in interviews. Unlike Naturi and I, we're not as method as he is. I do a lot of the homework for Tommy at home and bring that to the set, whereas Omari needs to kind of stay in the realm of the character Ghost," Sikora said.

Watch the entire interview below.

 

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