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Don Cheadle Is Miles Davis In Riveting ‘Miles Ahead’ Trailer

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It took a couple years, but Don Cheadle’s long-in-the-works biopic on the life and times of Miles Davis is now ready for the big screens.

Along with making his directorial debut, Cheadle plays the raspy-voiced jazz legend in “Miles Ahead.” Originally funded through a crowdfunding campaign, the film follows Davis in 1979, a time when the musician experienced a career stasis while attempting a return to music. “Miles Ahead” also stars Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Davis’ former wife, Frances.

Entertainment Weekly premiered the trailer for the film today (February 2) and it properly sets the tone for what's to come when “Miles Ahead” opens in theaters on April 1st.

Watch Don Cheadle become the iconic Miles Davis in the first official trailer for "Miles Ahead" here.

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