In a chat with Vulture way back in 2011, Don Cheadle said of his long-gestating Miles Davis biopic, "We’re struggling through, but it’s going to happen." Now the Associated Press reports that with BiFrost Pictures signed on to finance and produce the film, Kill the Trumpet Player is finally coming to life. The film will be Cheadle's directorial debut, and he'll star as the legendary musician (he even wrote the script with Steven Baigelman). The story centers on the period when Davis went on hiatus from recording, only to return in 1979. So far, we also know that Zoe Saldana stars as his former wife Frances and Ewan McGregor will portray a Rolling Stone reporter. So, when can we pre-order tickets?
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction
Star Trek: Discovery Series Premiere Recap: Get Back in the Antiproton Chamber!
Before Coming Back to Will & Grace, Debra Messing Asked That Grace ‘Be a Feminist’
HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly.
The 100 Hardest Video-Game Bosses, Ranked
What’s New on Netflix: September 2017
The Saddest Moment in Lady Gaga’s Netflix Doc Involves Taylor Kinney
Ray Donovan Recap: Confessions
Outlander Recap: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Randall?
Pharrell Williams Takes a Knee at UVA’s Charlottesville Benefit Concert
Latest News from VultureTrevor Noah’s Daily Show Producer Second-guessed Hiring Him When He Insisted Donald Trump Would Win the Election
And now he says Trump might get a second term.A Tribute to Julianne Moore’s Delicious New Villain in Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Giada De Laurentiis broke bad?Rick and Morty Recap: A Trip to Froopyland
Beth and Rick are exactly the same.Star Trek: Discovery Series Premiere Recap: Get Back in the Antiproton Chamber!
Wherever we’re going, I’m just happy to be watching Star Trek.Pharrell Williams Takes a Knee at UVA’s Charlottesville Benefit Concert
“This is what that flag is for.”Vice Principals Recap: The Gamby Way
Neal Gamby and Lee Russell aren’t heroes.The Deuce Recap: Playing the Long Game
The opening of the Hi-Hat finally brings together this show’s loose collection of characters.Ray Donovan Recap: Confessions
The sky is blue, water is wet, and the Donovans are fighting.Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer: Dylan O’Brien Returns to Save the World
It would be a really good cure to have. No pressure. If you can find it, great.Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction
It stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them.
Caitriona Balfe’s best work of the season.Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Puerto Rico in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
The island remains without power following the Category 4 storm.The American Idol Reboot Finally Landed Its Second Celebrity Judge
Auditions start in a week. No pressure!Star Trek: Discovery’s Gorgeous Opening Sequence Looks Like It Was Sketched by Michelangelo
May these images live long and prosper.Before Coming Back to Will & Grace, Debra Messing Asked That Grace ‘Be a Feminist’
When Megan Mullally was asked if she wanted to change anything about her character, she answered simply: “No.”J. Cole Is Encouraging Everyone to Boycott the NFL
“Repeat this with another company, and another.”Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 Trailer: Josh Chan Must Die!
Payback is a real bitch.Stevie Wonder Takes ‘Both Knees’ on Behalf of America
Yeah, he doesn’t like you, Trump.Ain’t It Cool News Founder Harry Knowles Accused of Sexual Assault
Knowles “categorically” denies the claims.Halt and Catch Fire Recap: The Broken Places
“A Connection Is Made” is a joyful episode.