Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” follows legendary trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis (played by Cheadle himself), one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses. In the midst of a prolific career, Davis disappears from public view in the late 1970’s. Living in isolation, he struggles with chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, a voice inhibited by drugs and alcohol, and traumatic memories from his troubled past. One day, music reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis’ house and the two men embark on an adventure to recover a stolen tape recording of Davis’ most recent compositions. The film also stars Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere”), Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Serious Man”) Keith Stanfield (“Selma”), Austin Lyon (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), and more. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film below that discusses Cheadle’s commitment to the role.
Don Cheadle is best known as an actor who has appeared in such films as Carl Franklin’s “Devil in a Blue Dress,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight,” Terry George’s “Hotel Rwanda,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar, “Crash,” “Talk to Me,” and as War Machine in the Marvel film series. He also currently stars as Marty Kaan in the Showtime original series “House of Lies.” “Miles Ahead” is his feature-length directorial debut.
“Miles Ahead” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on July 19th.