You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Don Cheadle Channels Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’ First Trailer

Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.”

“You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter.

The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan.

Miles Ahead” premiered in October as the closing night movie of the New York Film Festival. The pic, which marks Cheadle’s directorial debut, is titled from the iconic trumpeter’s 1957 album — his first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the “Birth of the Cool” sessions.

The film is set in New York in 1979, when Davis was ending a five-year “silent period” and teaming with a Rolling Stone reporter in an effort to revive his career. Davis died in 1991 at the age of 65.

His years with the love of his life, Frances Taylor — played by Emayatzy Corinealdi — are also explored in the film. “I gave up everything for you,” she declares at one point in the trailer.

Besides Cheadle, producers are Pamela Hirsch, Lenore Zerman, Daniel Wagner, Robert Barnum, Vince Willburn and Daryl Porter.

The film from Sony Classics hits theaters on April 1.

More Film

  • 'Amal' Review: A Politically Charged Egyptian

    IDFA Film Review: 'Amal'

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • The Kids Are Given a Mission

    The Kids Are Given a Mission in New 'A Wrinkle In Time' Trailer

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • Justice League

    China Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Makes $52 Million Debut

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • 'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High,

    'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High, Netflix Mum on 'Mudbound' Results

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    'Get Out' and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • Justice League

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Scores $185 Million International Opening, Led by China

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

  • 'Justice League' Opens With Gloomy $96

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Opens With Gloomy $96 Million in North America

    Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.” “You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter. The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan. “Miles […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content