The forthcoming film Miles Ahead is already leaving its memorable and award-worthy footprint on film critics. Co-written and directed by famed actor Don Cheadle, the biopic follows the highs and lows of revered trumpeter Miles Davis.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Cheadle shared how he finds a connection to the jazz pioneer since he studied the aforementioned genre since the fifth grade and is familiar with playing the saxophone back to the tender age of 10. “Mostly, I tried to connect myself to him. You know: ‘I’m a musician who studied music for 20 years. I’m a player. I’m a creative person. I’m a writer. I’m an artist. I’m a painter. I’m a dad,'” he said. “All these things that Miles was as well. So it was about trying to pull him towards me and play off of that.”
Now, viewers get a chance to see just a snippet of how Cheadle became Davis within this new sneak peek. Here, you’re introduced to Davis’ future wife Frances Taylor (played by Emayatzy Corinealdi), and how the calm, cool and collected musician presumably won her over with a nonchalant conversation.
Indulge in this short below ahead of the film’s April 1 theatrical debut.