Watch Don Cheadle Channel Badass Jazz Legend Miles Davis

Check out the jazzy new trailer for ‘Miles Ahead’.

“If you gonna tell a story, come at it with some attitude, man.”

That’s not just what Don Cheadle as jazz icon Miles Davis growls in the new trailer for Miles Ahead, it’s a sentiment that embodies the passion project Cheadle stars in, directs, co-wrote and tirelessly raised money to get made. 

Unlike the typical cradle-to-grave Hollywood biopic, Miles Ahead instead focuses on the irascible trumpeter circa 1979 (that’s nearly a decade after he released the classic double album Bitches Brew, folks).

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His career in turmoil, Davis enlists the help of a pesky Rolling Stone reporter, played by Ewan McGregor, to track down a missing tape of important session music. Check out the trailer for the movie—due to hit theaters on April 1–and see for yourself if Cheadle nails the jazz god’s menacing cool. 

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Chris Wilson