Before you see Don Cheadle in action for Captain America: Civil War, check out his movie Miles Ahead. Cheadle directs, co-writes (along with Get On Up’s Steven Baigelman) and stars as the late great musical genius Miles Davis. Like most musical prodigies, Miles wasn’t without his share of issues. It’s unclear how deep of a dive Cheadle plans to take with Miles story, but what’s in the trailer looks great.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis’ house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions. Davis’ mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis’ muse. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking “Sketches of Spain” and “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
Miles Ahead also stars Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Morgan Wolk, and Theron Brown.
Check out the first trailer below